Welcome Paint Party friends. This week's installment is another watercolour multimedia piece. My goal for this year is to improve on drawing and painting faces. I used ink to do the background and then adhered paper napkins to create another layer for the background. Next used some acrylic paint, gelatos, watercolour paint, white pen and marker to add the face, words and little dots.
The second piece is a little study I completed in my watercolour class. It was the first time that I used masking fluid to block out white in the clouds and the water. We were also shown how to use a little stub of a brush and to wipe away access paint with a paper towel to blend the paint. It gets rid of harsh edges and softens the transition from one colour to the next! I love that technique!
I was quite excited about the vibrant colours! I usually end up with very pastel colours. I have realized that watercolours always dry lighter and that layering is important, but layer after the colour has dried completely to prevent a muddy colour from forming or a puddle of ugly from running across the paper. Finally, mix colours with equal paint to water to create a more vibrant colour!
I am learning more each week that watercolours are positively more diverse than I at first thought!
May your week be full of peace and art!
Thank you for all of your positive compliments last week, I so appreciate them. I hope to visit more blogs this weekend, as I am not out of town like last weekend!