Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Watercolor painting work in progress…


maryvargasclematis lazaro


Surprisingly the background is pulled out and what appears to be another Clematis is in fact just watercolor dropped simultaneously to do some form and shapes, working intuitively rather than, gives more room to work on, even on a busy background as this. 

The emphasis as well, was the use of masking fluid, which should be used more often. The first time the medium was used, was frustrating, because it ruined the brush, even cheap brushes, is absolutely no fun to see them ruined, not to mention saves your time.

Good rule of thumb before applying the masking fluid is to wet the brush in to a little painters soap which gives it a seal or coat as well as conditions your brush, This  saves the fluid from sticking to the  brush, make sure just to condition the brush with the painters soap or semi moist. Hope it gives you great results in your art work.

The picture is depicting where the masking fluid was need it, from thick to thin layers and the  brush strokes in the paper. The Watercolor Painting is drying at the moment.

1 comment:

  1. I love seeing works in progress. Thanks for sharing it. As each artist works differently, it is interesting to witness the progression. Great work so far. Can't wait to see the finished piece!