This is where we left off at this Ballerina’s last post! And…..I’ve got a lot to learn!
This paper is not playing nicely. I’ve probably done everything wrong in the making here….for instance:
- I like sharp pencils (apparently the board doesn’t…makes it flake later)
- I put detail in too early with colored pencils then went over it in watercolor
- I didn’t pre-wet any sections first….wet-on-wet watercolor makes for a more even application
- Watercolor doesn’t like to be tinkered with….I’ve been a-tinkering
Almost trashed this piece last weekend…then I thought “what the heck….just work it…so what if it’s got problems, get to know your watercolors your way”. It was experiment and push the limits time, and I was finally ready!
I got rid of that w/c pencil stippling with brush watercolor….I upped the vibrancy in the slippers with Opera Pink! This is my favorite pink! It will not be ignored.
Took m’lady outside in natural light, so that I could see just what that pigment was doing. I’ve decided from here out it is best if I don’t refer to the picture so much anymore….it confuses me.
Watercolor is it’s own animal!