|All at Once|
10" x 13" approx matted to 14" x 18"
I also did some experimenting this weekend with some of my supplies. Late last year I purchased a good array of watercolors. While I love the colors, love sketching with them, I don't care for painting actual pieces with them. Being wasteful though doesn't appeal to me and so I thought about how I might use the paint differently and more permanently. I did some tests using different acrylic mediums. I think I now have a way to put down a more permanent base coat of color that won't lift when I apply additional coats of color. It's crucial for me to be able to put down different layers of paint because I don't always get things right the first time and often change my mind once I see everything together. So, stay tuned. I hope to work on a piece this week using what I learned.
The garage also got an overhaul on Thursday and I now have a new space in which to photograph my work. Direct sunlight is not conducive to getting a crisp image with a painting but you do need enough light (no flash). The garage allows me to set up a tripod and to place my painting on a ladder thereby giving it some height. I have high hopes here so I will continue to try out this setup. I haven't worked out all of the variables yet-photography is hard for me to grasp-but as I said, I will continue to try.
OK, I have a busy week ahead. Hope everyone's Monday is off to a good start. Thanks for reading and commenting.