Experimenting With My New Tools

The first thing I did when I unpacked my art supplies was to grab a sheet of watercolor paper and start experimenting. I wanted to try out my tools to see what they could do. So I grabbed a cup of water and a couple sheets of paper towels, picked up a paint brush, and got down to business. It wasn’t long before my daughter, Greta, joined in.

So we stood there at the breakfast bar at 9:00 pm, still in our work clothes, and played. We tried wet-on-wet techniques (wetting the paper before paint is applied), dry painting techniques, using the paint straight from the pans or tubes, mixing colors, layering colors, adding ink details after the paint dried, adding ink first and applying paint afterward, layering multiple washes of paint, and lifting sections of paint with paint brushes or paper towels. Here’s the end result of our little play session:

2 Comments on Experimenting With My New Tools

  1. Gjk
    February 20, 2012 at 1:33 pm (5 years ago)

    Love all the great colors! The ” experiment” display would look good on the wall in a kids playroom!

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    • afternoonartist
      February 20, 2012 at 1:38 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks, mom. I mean, my muse. I can hear pots and pans clanging downstairs. When will my breakfast be ready? LOL

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