Self Inspiration

Originally posted on Brotherly Love:


Today’s watercolor experiment:

I resorted to masking fluid again as the starting point for my watercolor today. It may sound silly, but I look forward to the random splashing and the moving and jerking around of the paper to impose some manner of pattern. It inspires me.

WatercolorS: Stage 1 Application of Mask

Stage 1 – Mask Application

Today, I wanted to see if I could coax random splashes of inks, the same consistency as the masking fluid, into patterns that would complement the negative spaces that would be revealed once the latex was removed.

Watercolor: Mask Plus Inks

Stage 2 – Application of Inks

I know that some of my inks are waterproof and some are water soluble. I didn’t pay too much attention to which ink I applied where, even though I knew that I would be flooding the paper with a watercolor wash in the next step. Since the predominant tone of the ink drips is dark (see above)…

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