Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Five Ways To Shake Up Your Watercolor - #4 Different Surface

ASPEN GOLD
Watercolor on gesso - 11x15
 
Another great way to shake things up with your art is to paint on a different surface. Watercolor is predominately applied to rag paper that is designed to be thick enough for the paint to absorb while also letting it spread across the surface. If gesso - a white acrylic paint - is applied first it creates a slick surface which allows the watercolors to sit on top and the colors to stay bright. It also allows to use a more direct, painterly style!

4 comments:

  1. I love the bright cheeriness in this painting.

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  2. I love your painting Martha...Carol R.

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  3. Thanks - I do love to use pure, bright paints!

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  4. Thanks Carol - your aspen watercolor on canvas in class inspired me to paint this:)

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