Observations and thoughts about the fine art of painting
Sunday, June 29, 2014
This quarter sheet (on 140lb. cold press watercolor paper) selfie graphite drawing got accidentally splattered with paint while I was doing another watercolor piece. I put it aside for several weeks, and just yesterday decided to work on it with some left over colors on my palette. I layed down some big washes with a four inch wide brush both wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry. Then I started adding facial detail with round brushes.. After the facial details dried, I masked out a few shapes with painter's (house painters) masking tap and pulled off paint in those areas with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. Finally a little more detailing
and voila! Fini.
I had the honor to be one of several American watercolor artists to be invited by the Thai government to display two of my watercolor portraits in the World Watermedia Exposition. The expo is now on display in Bangkok during the month of June. So in a manner of speaking, I'm now in Bangkok (in spirit). Meanwhile . . . I am currently being interviewed for a three page magazine spread for The World Of Watercolour, a European publication. The article will be in their September issue. Fun stuff having a presence in Asia and Europe!