Just a little something new I just finished
Its called Winds of March.
I’ve been working on 11 inch x 14 inch cold press watercolor paper because I bought a brick of 75 sheets of Fabriano watercolor paper in this size. I usually coat both sides of the watercolor paper with gesso; otherwise the paper itself sucks up a lot of paint, which can be a fun effect, but not usually one I am looking for. Also having gesso on the reverse makes the paper a lot more water-resistant than it would be without the gesso coating. I have playing with my new Golden Liquid Acrylic paints since then too. My goal, if I can stick to it, is to paint on every sheet of that paper until it is gone before moving onto something else.
For Winds of March, I painted a almost watercolor wash of light salmon with a bright yellow spot. Then I got out some heavy gel medium, and a pallet knife and laid in nice loose swirl of manganese blue and medium violet. I then removed some of the paint with the pallet knife revealing the pale salmon pink underpainting in the carved swirls and dots.
I then painted a ring of cadmium orange, a mixed shade of light pink and some primary yellow mixed with the heavy gel medium and carved in some swirls spiraling inward to my bright yellow spot.
It sat that way for a few days but I was not happy with it. I got the idea to break up the lighter area with painted violet swirls and dots picking up the carved pattern. The work has got some texture to it.
Winds of March is for sale, make me an offer.
Yours in Art
Jake, Artist, AKAJake.com Come Experience the Art!
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