Thursday, May 15, 2008


I've been experimenting with pouring paint, using liquid watercolors rather than mixing up large quantities of tube paint. I often paint pears when I'm experimenting, so that's what we have here. Masking fluid in a random pattern, dry; yellow and orange paint dropped in all over and moved around using a spray bottle and lots of tipping the paper, dry; masking pear shapes, dry; brown, orange and a little ultramarine blue all over, dry; remove masking and glaze some definition of the pears. This is not a technique I will use very often because of all the steps and the drying time, but it was fun to try. Dr. Martin's liquid watercolor is too opaque for more layers than this one: it gets muddy and flat, even using analogous colors.

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