September 25, 2016

Autumn Alla Prima

This quick little experiment was made with a lot more water than usual, just to see what would happen. (Normally, I'm quite a coward.) I found that the rough splashes contrasted nicely with the even Art Noveau lines of the stems. And there really were two cute children there to make the little thing more interesting.

The trick, of course, is to add the reds to the greens precisely in time. Too late, and it goes dry and boring. Too early, and it goes smudgy and boring. On the top of that, I was a bit worried about whether the paper would accept this much water. But it did. It was very well glued around the edges, so it didn't go accordion despite being a little too thin really. Some soak and stretch the paper before starting. But they usually use larger sheets -- and more patience. I was born without patience.

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