Watercolor and gesso on Illustration board. Painted with a pallet knife 9 by 15″ $125.00
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I’ve been working in my flower beds all weekend and it takes a lot out of me. All this heat we’ve been having makes me sleep like a baby. I’ve been transplanting plants and bushes and pulling weeds. If I do it now it may last most of the season. My little water feature in the back looks great and I’ll have to post an updated photo of it progress
I was looking for a solution to lighten up the last two paintings which were a bit dark for my liking. Even though I had several people say they love the dark backgrounds, I decided to try painting Acrylic white over the Gesso and then watercolor over that. I think the look is closer to watercolor on paper. The paint sits on top a bit more and the white base coat is allowing the watercolor to be transparent and a bit fresher than the acrylic on gesso. I will have to spray it with a clear coat or a fixative, so that it can be hung without glass. This is painted on wood which is about one inch thick.