Drawing on watercolor paper (140# cold press Fabriano) with masking fluid used around some of the objects but not everything. Acrylic ink colors dripped and dabbed on the very wet paper to blend and move.
Watercolor painted over the dried acrylic paint - paper is painted on while dry, not pre-wet. Darkening and shaping some of the objects. (Not happy about the leaves in the "center" behind the berries that looks like a really big, really green hummingbird! Masking fluid still on at this stage.
Masking fluid removed. Look at all that white paper I have to blend or cover? This is really the ugly stage - I think.
More watercolor painted over the acylic underpainting. Cropped a bit more and some more leaves faked around - which don't look right. Big green hummingbird still there :(
Well, I can't really call this successful but I know why it failed and will do better next time. I'll consider this a test and a trial of the technique. I don't like painting around and blending the whites left by the masking fluid - maybe I can paint something without all the whites? I have another photo chosen to try and will think about this more before drawing it out.
No comments necessary. I wouldn't want you to try to be kind and tell me it's okay! ha ha