Blue on Blue

21 Nov

Finally finished.  This is a mixed water media piece on Arches 300lb cold pressed paper.  I have never combined acrylic and watercolor previously.  So, I have learned a lot from this process – get over yourself – use a masking solution.  I started with the sky – four watercolor washes and three in acrylic.  The incredibly stubborn part of me resits masking.  So I started with the sky, painting around the flowers – big mistake.  This left a dark ridge around the flowers – several washes later, hmmm… I had a problem to fix.

I subscribe to the theory that is isn’t anything you cannot fix.  So, I pulled out my acrylic tube of cobalt blue- mixed it with the watercolor paint I was using and it worked – only took three washes to fix it!  Did I mention that I am stubborn with this stuff?

Anyway, I love the result! On to more experimentation!

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