We practiced two new techniques with this painting:
- soaking paper, and applying gooey paint
- using a brush pen to ink the outlines when dry
This was huge fun, and I think I’ve found a style I really like doing. The painting is extremely fast, and the inking is fun after the painting and paper are completely dry. The tough part is it takes a long time for the paper to completely dry, even when helped along with a hair dryer.
The wet image shows how the paint just spreads and spreads. I went so fast through this that I completely forgot to take a picture of the beginning, middle and end stages of this.
This is how the painting looks when dried down a lot. It’s still nondescript, but you can still sort of tell what’s coming.
I put some deeper values into the painting to give it more depth and pop.
Here is the painting a week later, with ink applied (and signed).
The final image.
- Arches 140lb cold press block, 9×14
- Daniel Smith Cobalt Blue
- Winsor Newton Aureolin
- Winsor Newton Permanent Alizarin Crimson
- Winsor Newton Sap Green
- Winsor Newton New Gamboge
- Daniel Smith Quin Burnt Orange
- Dreamcatcher round #10
- Tombow brush marker, black
My sister-in-law was up and fell in love with this painting and the next, so I gave them to her. Thanks for your support and love, Marilyn!