Today was my travelling day, so I am exhausted and ready for bed after sharing this with you. Yesterday I did some watercolor mixing experiment that went wrong on two ATCs and almost on the third one as well. The third turned out pretty nice after all, I made some mud, but actually I like it because it has a rusty old feeling to it and if you look closely the colors are really beautiful.
The two failures, I gessoed over and today I painted on top of the gesso. I love how gesso gives texture under the watercolor and how one can see the layer below. Gesso helped that the first layer of watercolor does not bleed through to the second. I may do this on purpose in future 🙂
I think this one might be my favourite… I am quite in love with her.
And, of course, the video:
3 responses to “World Watercolor Month: Day 16”
I love the rusty effect in the first one and the opalescent colour in the second one. Great work!
Wonderful colors and yes to painting over gesso!!! She is so evocative and lovely, Lucy. 💜
Amazing grungy color and feel on the first one and the golden feel of the second one. She sure is up high in my list of favorites. ❤