Monday, May 25, 2009

Natured Gathered; Landscape Assignment

Just wanted to share my landscape for the Nature Gathered group. I used watercolor on clayboard to paint a sunset I saw recently in Chehalis, WA. This is the first time I've used clayboard and it has it's pros and cons. I had difficulty blending color on the clayboard. When using watercolor paper, I can blend and mix colors right on the paper or use glazes of color. I could not do this on the clayboard. On the other hand, it was easy to lift color off the clayboard to fix a mistake, something you cannot do generally on watercolor paper. Next time, I will try liquid acrylics on the clayboard to see if they are easier to work with on this surface.

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