Daily Archives: 15 May 2015

Using resists experimentally

Watercolour exercises 30 (5)Here we are asked to use resists in a less structured way. Starting with a few experiments. I did not use my sketchbook as I find the raised texture of NOT watercolour paper changes the effects so did a few experiments on an A4 piece of watercolour paper.

Adding salt, glue and masking fluid. I want to change the colour palette from pink and green to umber and blue.

Watercolour exercises 30 (8)

Oil pastel, watercolour and gouache_ 15 May 2015_ 29.7 x 42 cm

I enjoyed making white marks on white paper and then seeing the outcome when the wash is added  and I really like the textured effect of using oil pastel followed by watercolour.

It is something I will continue to experiment with. The glue and salt add some interesting contrasts.