On day twenty-one of the 33 Paintings in 33 Days Project I am doing with Alaskan artist Nikki Kinne, I was still inspired by sketches of the north woods of Wisconsin I did earlier.
In this painting I have broken a cardinal rule of transparent watercolor painting. (I have a whole section in my week-long watercolor workshop entitles “Techniques that will Get You Kicked Out of the Transparent Watercolor Society, and this is one). The nice granular texture you can see in the trees comes from using waterproof in in the painting while its still very wet. The ink does not dissolve into gray the way water soluble inks would. It retains its body and creates this lovely texture.
You can see all the paintings in this project to date, and the paintings done by my collaborator, Nikki Kinne, on my blog here: http://klebesadel.wordpress.com/