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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Working with Rice Paper

I cut a piece of rice paper a little larger than my painting. Then I mixed equal parts of clear gesso and water, and brushed it over the rice paper. The gesso mixture soaks through and bonds the rice paper to the artwork. It also made some of my purple watercolor pencil lines bleed and become way too purple. I then let it dry completely.

Then I began to paint over it - to bring out the dark areas more, and liven up some of the rocks. I increased the contrast in the digital photo to show the texture of the rice paper more. But in person it is more subtle.

Not bad so far....

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