Last of the Latex

Brotherly Love

Today’s watercolor experiment:

Process:

I used the last drip of liquid latex on today’s composition. After dripping, I shook, tilted and jarred the paper without regard to design.

Watercolor : Abstract - Stage 1, Latex Resist Abstract 060115 Stage 1 – Latex Resist

Next, I splattered the same pigments I used yesterday: opera rose, cobalt turquoise and lemon yellow. I wanted to see how the wet drops would combine.

Watercolor: Abstract - Stage 2, Latex Resist and Splatter Abstract – Stage 2, Latex Resist and Splatter

For the next stage, I mixed pairs of the primary palette to obtain the secondary colors, orange and purple. I painted them over the latex resist pattern. Here, the composition takes on a cross hatched look.

Abstract 060115 - Stage 3, Latex Resist, Splatter and Mixed Colors Abstract 060115 – Stage 3, Latex Resist, Splatter and Secondary Colors

I intended to lay in some muted tones in the corners, so I chose Moonglow, (a Daniel Smith pigment consisting of viridian (PG18), ultramarine blue (PB29) and anthraquinold red (PR177)). I was surprised to find that…

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