Saturday, July 21, 2007
Another new painting
Well, yesterday I finished the watercolor painting of a crane. It was more difficult than I had thought because I'd never really worked with white before. It was difficult to keep the white yet get enough shading in. For this piece, I cut the bird out and collaged it onto a background that I did. The background is on watercolor paper. I first collaged oriental text, layer of watered down gesso, layer of glaze, stamped large text in gesso, layer of glaze, another bit of glaze here and there of the Payne's Gray, and then used some heavy bodies payne's gray to finish it up around the edges... mixed a little glaze medium in spots to blend it. I'm happy with the outcome. This piece is also 5x7.