Saturday, April 30, 2016

Make it with Gesso

Apple Branch, Watercolor on Gessoed Watercolor Paper, 15"x11", NFS
This painting was also created during my workshop with Mark Mehaffey. It was painted using watercolor on gessoed watercolor paper. The idea was to create an interim surface before attempting Yupo so this painting was actually done before the Yupo pieces I posted in the last several days. When doing this piece, I made the mistake of using staining pigments to create the background color. That means I didn't get a complete lift when I went in to create the shapes for the apple branch. I decided to use that to create "ghost" branches and leaves, then used gouache to pop the foreground elements. I think it worked pretty well.

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