Decided to shake things up and work large on a new surface
I rarely post work-in-progress steps but since I won’t have any finished paintings to post for awhile, I want to keep the blog part going along. Here’s about four days worth of painting—I posted a few weeks back while I was drawing the image. I envision that the drawing and the painting will be displayed side-by-side.
I’ll post progress on this painting every few days, and will probably work on other watercolors at the same time. This piece, already titled “All Overgrowth is Comic,” is too complex to focus on all at once. Such a fine mess I’ve created for myself.
The fun part right now is that I’m painting the scene upside down. The 30″ height is just a little too tall for me to reach comfortably, but I discovered that by turning the board (and my photo reference) I can make it happen a lot easier.
Not sure about the Aquabord as a surface—having issues getting crisp edges on things, but I think that by the time this piece is finished I’ll be opinionated about Aquabord one way or the other.
Watercolor on Aquabord, 22″ x 30″