So tonight I grabbed another 5 x 5″ Gessobord by Ampersand, dampened the surface and went for it with some paints, same as the afternoon before. Nothing doing. I lost track of the number of times I rinsed off. Maybe four?
It didn’t rinse fully, and I had been using bright colors and needed something strong to cover, so after the last rinse, I decided to dry off the surface and do a background. Jill of Jill’s Art Journal posted a beautiful painting yesterday, which she started with some deep, vibrant greens. I didn’t have the same colors, so I decided to go with M. Graham acrylics in Turquoise and Viridian hue and added Golden Iridescent Stainless Steel fine on a whim. Oh, and Golden Titanium White. Jill Kuhn and Chris Cozen make it look so easy! I am still very new to acrylic paints, but this one already declared what it wanted to be. I think. I decided to let this layer dry overnight, and then have another go with the same painting tomorrow.
Tune in tomorrow when you’ll hear Miss Piggy say…….(oh, I know I’m dating myself with that one!) Peace, everyone.