Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Recycling, part 2


Stages 2 and 3.

I needed to deal with the intense green and the remnants of the original painting, so I went with a thin layer of a light gray. Once that layer was dry, or close to it, I jumped into the beginnings of an image. I didn't have a ton of time before heading into work, so this is as far as I could go.

While waiting for that gray to dry, I turned my attention to a couple of new drawings and finishing up some prep work on a couple of small wood panels.

One thing I learned today is that I don't want to use heavy duty bristol (2 ply) for images that I use a lot of water with. When it dries, the edges curl up way too much. I turned the pieces over and wet the reverse sides which worked a bit, but I don't want to have to deal with that on a continuing basis, so I'll stick with watercolor paper or heavy printmaking paper.
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