Thursday, January 3, 2013

Watercolor Roses on Gessoed Paper

PASSION ROSES
Watercolor on Gesso 8x10
 
Passion Roses is painted on 140 lb watercolor paper that has been coated with white gesso to create a slick surface for the watercolor paint. I love painting this way occasionally because it forces you to apply the colors quickly and loosely in a painterly fashion - not your typical watercolor approach. If you try and layer too much it will just lift the first layer of paint off  leaving the original white paper -which can be a good thing or not what you wanted at all - part of the challenge!

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