Well, since I can't just sit and wait for next Tuesday when we can get back to the umbrellas, I looked at some photos to see what would work well with this batik look painting style.
My friend from Australia, Joy M., had shared this photo a while back and I really like it -
and think it will work well with this look. Thanks, Joy, for being so free with your photos. Hope it turns out a winner! Don't you just love the colors? It's Australian Gum Nuts from the Australian Gum Tree.
So first, trace it out and look for where I want to misket the whites when I put it onto the hotpress paper (I have 1 1/2 sheets left but this can be done on coldpress, too).
Now, of course I want to get busy with the pours right away but with this technique it really will help me to slow down and plan more - I really need to see the whites and pale areas before I even mix up the colors for the pours. And then what colors do I choose? I don't want to do these in the 3 primary colors only - want those greens and violets and cerulean blues to shine.
So if I just have to put paint to paper today, it may be in the color swatches I do before working more in the Carol Carter style of painting - have to figure out what colors work from my palette - which colors can be best friends forever? :)