Wednesday, April 23, 2014

DOWNWARD FACING CROW



Using a soft 1 1/2 inch hake brush, I put in the graduated wash (in Cobalt Teal) behind the covered (with masking tape and masking fluid) crow.  

Then removed the masking tape and fluid.  

Next, time to start on the crow in some colorful pigments!

8 comments:

Katherine Thomas said...

That background is breathtaking! I'm looking forward to seeing this piece finished.

debwardart said...

Love the name of this one, too funny!

Caroline Simmill said...

Cobalt teal is such a beautiful color, looking forward to seeing the next stage Rhonda.

Katherine Harra said...

So, just masking tape? No frisket, no film, no other tool, just plain old masking (or artists) tape? I'm beginning to think I'll need to try this. Although I know I'll have to make my background decisions much sooner.

I look forward to watching this develop.

laura said...

Another great title! (Meanwhile I limp lazily along with "Daffodils" and such!)

CrimsonLeaves said...

Love the graduated wash here, Rhonda. Can't wait to see this guy finished!!

Debbie Nolan said...

Wow the wash is really lovely. Can' t wait to see the crow finished. I will be checking in again soon.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Katherine, Caroline, Deb (glad you liked the title - just thought of the yoga pose and there it was!), Sherry and Laura (um, doesn't look like limping along with all the painting you've been doing lately!).

Katherine, just artist tape (I like Cheap Joe's brand but masking tape would work) over the main part and the little bits that didn't get covered with the artist tape then got masking fluid over them = the edges and little spots. Let it dry completely and do the bg wash.