The beakers are bubbling over here! I was browsing YouTube and came across a video explaining how to do a gesso resist with watercolor. I’ve never tried that! And an idea for last night’s painting (finally!) was born.
As most of my abstracts are, this one was a journey. I started with a watercolor wash in Azo yellow (M. Graham). Once it was dry, I used a bunch of re-purposed vitamin and spice bottle lids to stamp Liquitex Gesso on my surface. Then went back in with M. Graham Prussian blue and phthalo blue……and finally journeyed to Winsor and Newton green gold and M. Graham quinacridone gold. (When looking for a punch, always think quinacridone!) I couldn’t get Fleetwood Mac’s “World Turning” out of my head about halfway through – a journey all its own hehe. I finished up by pushing back a bit of the dark blue and dark yellow areas with Golden Open Zinc White acrylic paint, as described in this post from last month. (Note: As a Blick Art Materials affiliate, purchases from these links will help to support my site. Thank you!)
I hope you enjoyed it. Hopefully, I’ll be posting a painting in watercolor every day this month to celebrate World Watercolor Month, courtesy of Charlie at Doodlewash! Peace and Happy Independence Day weekend to all! *insert fireworks emojis here*