Easy Morning, new watercolor on absorbent ground
6×6 gallery wrap canvas
My newest figure work had the usual tug and pull process painting it 😊
I really like the soft gentle feel of it, and especially like the look my wife got seeing it ❤️
The biggest difference between this work and my more recent 5×7, At Rest With Nature, and really all previous work is, this time – after applying and letting the absorbent white ground dry – I coated the surface with M. Graham’s white watercolor gouache (vs acrylic gouache).
I think this, plus the difference is tooth between the canvas and gesso on the At Rest With Nature 5×7 I absorbent ground & painted, made this work much closer to the softness I wanted for the image.
Though it’s possible I’ve found, with multiple coats of absorbent ground on the gesso’d canvas, I can also get a smoother feel, it takes time and a lot more precious material. Applying white gouache of course also adds time and material cost, but is more helpful with a soft look I feel, probably ‘cause the damp paint softens into and blends with the white gouache underneath. Some future work applied the same way will hopefully test that out!
Stay well everyone! Take it easy – smile! ❤️
I know I need to remind myself ☺️
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