Tuesday, June 23, 2015
(Link to video on YouTube) Here's a brief YouTube version showing the winter landscape at sunset. It's just a fraction of the entire segment from "Gouache in the Wild."
I had to wait for a day that was just above freezing. Before leaving on the painting trip, I prepared a page of the book with a casein underpainting— a warm color area surrounded by cool colors. I had a vague idea of using that abstract color field for some subject that I could light selectively.
The casein underpainting presents a closed surface to the gouache, so it won't pick up the wet washes, and it makes the watercolor paper a little less absorbent. But the best part is that the color field suggested possibilities for the overlaying washes of semi-opaque color.
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