Friday, April 6, 2007
This was for a Christmas gift. There's some scraping in the rocks on the lower right. If you watch the wash as it's drying, JUST as the glisten goes away and the wash is ALMOST dry, you can go in with the edge of a knife or a razor blade and scrape the pigment away. Some watercolorist excel at this technique. I'm not one of them. If I practiced it more my skill level would increase. The first post of the blog had a brutal scraping attempt in the left branch of the far left tree. It dug into the paper far more than it should have (it was still a little too wet). If you use d'Arches paper (140 lb. weight or more) , it'll be thick enough withstand the knife's injuries.