Monday, August 27, 2007

What a Mess!

It used to be a tidy, clean watercolor box, but not after my lesson on how to work with puddles. Apparently my watercolor box is too new, therefore mixing colors was a pain, water would bead up not allowing me to see the actual colors I was mixing.
"You have to season the box" miss Carol said. Lesson number two was how to make an enamel surface workable with water. By applying thick layers of watercolor and letting them dry slowly the glossy surface of the white enamel wears out to the point were pools of water don't separate. Of course nothing is as easy as 1 2 3.

I'm going to have to keep applying more layers of color, let them dry, wash them off, and repeat the process until water no longer beads up. I don't know how many more times I will be doing this, if at all, but at least the first layer is done and over with.


ParisBreakfasts said...

I'm doing mine as well.
no LINK yet :(

Duende said...

Never Give Up ! ! ! !
I was nervous about using watercolors when I first started but 17 years later I'm still painting away. Once you get the feel for the water and what the paper and pimgent can do for you, you'll be amazed at what you can create!
Hang in there!

Mauricio said...

Cuantas manchas hermosas!

Un saludo grande, mi amigo :o)

ParisBreakfasts said...

Nice compostions.
Draw these how 'bout?