Friday, June 18, 2010

PRIMARY DAZE - SECOND PHASE - AND OUT



I painted a bit more on the Primary Daze painting...here it is with the paint still wet. I'll remove the masking fluid when it's dry enough. Then I'll darken bits of the chairs and work on the ocean waves and water.

(Breaking News: This painting is now ruined. You cannot use masking fluid - even the great Pebeo Drawing Gum - on printmaking paper. When you pull the stuff off, it takes a layer of paper with it.)



So...a redo it will be on hot press watercolor paper (I'll make sure I pull the right paper out of the box this time).


I hope you all are going to have a great weekend...it's hot as blue blazes around here and it's going to be in the 90Fs for the next few days.

8 comments:

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Can't believe after all this preparatory work you have had to abandon the deck chair painting. You seem very philosophical about it just saying 'I'll redo it on the proper paper' for masking fluid (English term for miskfit). I am sure you have learned so much this first time round, you're new work will be so spontaneous and yummy. Thanks for link to Nick Simmons - so lucky to be able to attend his workshops. Can't believe this giant Spanish lady is in water colour.

Christiane Kingsley said...

Thank you for sharing your lesson learned. However, it's quite a shock when something like this happens especially when a nice painting is almost finished.Tell yourself that version 2 will be even more beautiful than the first!
Enjoy your weekend!

RHCarpenter said...

Joan, I think I KNEW all along that this miskit/masking fluid was going to be a disaster so wasn't the least bit surprised when it began tearing off the paper. Yes, he paints big and juicy and wet and uses traditional watercolors and fluid acrylics which, when seen, you can't tell are not watercolors.
Christiane, a lesson learned here is not to rush to get something on an iffy piece of paper and then stubbornly carry on, knowing it's going to be a mess at the end! Of course, I could put a good spin on it and say it's all for learning and I really want to do this one bigger so was just playing with the composition and colors first :) Raining again and temps in the 90Fs again...going to be a hot summer here our area.

Barb Sailor said...

This has to be a disappointment and a hard lesson learned. You are taking this very well - better than I, I fear! It is helpful for all of us to know that the masking fluid doesn't work on printmaking paper - thanks for sharing.

RHCarpenter said...

Barb, not at all - I truly knew this was going to happen and just did it anyway! Now, is that stupid, or what? ha ha
Working on something using the same photo but a bit different...stay tuned!

Vicki Greene said...

Don't you hate it when we do things like that. Your weather sounds like ours - 90s with 95% humidity and thundershowers. I am trying to paint a bit today - I actually had a creative idea (the first in quite a while). I won't get a chance to try it out until next weekend but still it is nice to have a creative thought. Hang in there!

Ginny Stiles said...

I was kind of afraid of the masking on that paper from the start and you were too or you wouldn't have mentioned it. The lesson here (one we all know) is that you should try it on a tiny bit somewhere before you start. (easy to say but often something easy to forget). I have had masking fluid get old on me and start peeling paper too. I mean old in the jar, not old on the paper. The funny part is that you kept on knowing it probably wouldn't work. That is a mystery to me. I have so many paintings in my head..I couldn't bear to waste my time on something I knew would fail!!!

RHCarpenter said...

No mystery, Ginny - I knew it wasn't going to work and looked at it as a learning/practice session for the next time. I was right! Gosh, we are all allowed to make mistakes...especially if those mistakes lead you to something better next time.