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In Progress, part 3

Surface covered = 3/8 of the board. Not loving the Aquabord. Pros: it’s easy to remove paint and get back to near white. Cons: need to work very wet for best results, touching a dry edge removes paint. Masking fluid doesn’t create and hold as fine a line as I like. I’m still working on this upside down, and it’s a surprise to me when I turn the board around and see the composition coming into focus. While painting, I’m concentrating so much on shapes and tones—in an abstract way—that I don’t always know what’s going on. Snapping a photograph of the piece to study is useful. I discover areas that need to recede, edges that need to sharpen, plot out next steps. Last posting I threatened to put this aside and work on another painting—that has not happened yet. Thanks for looking!

February 2016
Watercolor on Aquabord, 22″ x 30″

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12 thoughts on “In Progress, part 3

  1. Kathy Roemer on said:

    Thank you for sharing your experience with the Aquabord. I have not tried it yet. This is really turning out well! Are you mixing all of your greens?

    • Joy Makon on said:

      Hi Kathy, yes, mixing greens–4 of them–in deep dishes and then add in other colors to darken or grey down. Hope you’re doing well!

  2. If this us a contest, I surrender!

  3. This is stunning and seems like a lot of hard work. Kudos!!

  4. Boy, all of those greens…. what talent you have! And it’s a watercolour!! Beautiful 🙂

  5. I’m so enjoying seeing your progress on this. Thank you for sharing it.

  6. Sharman on said:

    Do not — repeat NOT — put this work aside. It’s glorious!

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