Thursday, January 3, 2013

Watercolor Roses on Gessoed Paper

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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