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!
Watercolor on Aquabord, 22″ x 30″