Monday, April 12, 2010
studies of a new painting:back to watercolor underpaintings
9x12 watercolor and pastel on Wallis
12x12 pencil on somerset velvet/ eggshell
I am planning a bigger painting that was inspired by my painting from April 7th . My intention today was to simply study the reflections and how best to make space. Yesterday I did this very detailed study (below), simply as a discipline, another way of knowing my place.
I am back to watercolor under my pastel, something I did for about 5 years and moved away from these last few months. I want to continue using watercolor underneath....but still the quest for new paper goes on. When I painted this one on an old piece of Wallis, the paper resisted some of the watercolor, but at least I could push the pastel into the sanded surface. I use bristle brushes, the same type I use when painting with oils (but not the same brushes.) Sanded papers really beat up your brushes!