Slouching Toward Judgement

Originally posted on Brotherly Love:


Today’s watercolor experiment:

I really like liquid latex resist. I create a design with the semi-viscous fluid which, after drying, goes largely unnoticed during the rest of the painting process. I must admit that it is difficult to draw an intricate design by dripping the liquid rubber out of a bottle, but it serves its purpose as a relatively simple underdrawing.  After placing the rubber masking fluid, I tilted the paper back and forth in order to steer the drips where I thought they should go.

When the masking fluid dried I wet the only area totally enclosed by the masking fluid and placed a drop of red ink in the middle. At the edges, I dabbed yellow ink, creating an obvious focal point. I had subdued earth tones in mind to color the rest of the composition.

I have some exotic, non-traditional pigments in my paint box. Two of these are…

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