Monday, December 19, 2011

I chose the rose and the thistle as having the best potential in a larger painting. 
Step 1: sketch in watercolor pencils because they will melt away when I start applying paint. 
Step 2: apply masque to protect the flowers and greenery while I paint the background. This allows me to do a wet and wild abstract background like you see in the thistle painting. The masque is the shiny stuff. In the rose painting, it is more about preserving details like stems and not accidentally painting into the rose petals.
Nan Henke
Texas Hill Country Art
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