Friday, April 24, 2009

Starting to Paint a Watercolor Series - The Background

After stretching my watercolor paper onto a piece of plywood and letting it dry thoroughly, I drew a horizon line on the top ¼ section of my paper. Then I sketched in the outline of one of my little mouse-on-a-ball characters. After wetting the top area carefully, with clear water, around the image of the mouse I painted in splotches of paint: Hookers green, Permanent Magenta, and Burnt Sienna. I then let it dry completely.

Next I wet the painted area with clear water again and painted over the bright colors with dark Indigo Blue. And I let it dry.

I’ll continue in my next post!

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