Thursday, April 2, 2015

take a little time

I have several new works selected to go to the gallery next month. Ordered frames have arrived so I have plenty to do getting the work ready. And even though I have many ideas lined up for new paintings I thought I'd take a break from all of that and take a little time to experiment with some different materials. So I picked up a package of small Aquaboards to take for a spin with watercolors.

I chose a subject I am well aquainted with just to see how it would feel painting on this unique surface. And here is my first test. I probably won't finish this piece because I'm not loving this painting support for watercolor. Some of the qualities that I really enjoy about watercolor just don't translate onto this surface. Dropped in color mostly just sits there. And additional layers pick up the color underneath. It is nice that color can easily be lifted back to the white of the board but all in all it's not for me. No magic happening here.

I did, however, want to let you know that for the entire month of April I am offering 15% off everything in my Etsy shop. Use coupon code APRIL15 between now and April 30th to receive the discount.

And if you follow my Facebook page I am having a give-away to kick off my shop sale! You can find the link to my Facebook page over there on the side bar or click here to enter the give-away. The winner will receive an original watercolor painting. But hurry, the drawing closes Sunday, April 5 and the winner will be announced Monday, April 6!

3 comments:

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

looks good even if you are not liking the support for watercolours :) what are you going to try next on it?

Ann said...

I don't know Jennifer. It might be fun for mixed media, or neocolors...I'll probably set it aside until I get the experimentation bug again :-)

CrimsonLeaves said...

I think I've tried this substrate too and wasn't overly thrilled with it either. Or something similar, at least. Looks like you managed good color saturation. I never could get the deeper and more intense colors that I can get on paper. I'm not on FB, alas.

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