Saturday, April 19, 2014

Watercolor on Canvas

This fabulous photo was taken at Samish Island.  When I took the photo I knew that I wanted to use it as an example for a watercolor.  Not often do you find really cool looking trucks like this.  So I found the opportunity to paint the truck in a class taught be Diane Walenda. 

 The canvas had to be painted with gesso before it would work with watercolors.  It was a real learning experience.  An advantage was that you could wipe off what you didn't like and repaint it. I found frustration with it as well because of all the rework.  I kind of like the whimsical look of the finished picture.

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