Well I have started a new painting and am at a decision point. I have already wet the paper and dropped in color twice. Both times I used small pieces of cut up Frisket Film to mask parts of the paper and create some embedded shapes. I am working with pastel colors so far. The paper I am using is 90# and will not hold up to my style of painting. I get the paper too wet and it buckles. Here is “Step 1”.
I think I will switch to markers and do a drawing of an oriental subject, maybe a dragon. I have also been planning to paint a poinsettia while I still have a big poinsettia plant to use as a model. With the poinsettia I am not sure if I want to work dry enough to keep the paper from buckling and laying down ripples. Decisions! Decisions!
And we are in the early hours of another snowstorm – 5 to 7 inches by this afternoon. Boy am I glad we ran errands yesterday!