Friday, November 9, 2007

Watercolor - night sky - using gold mica

This is a watercolor that I keep going back to- I've painted this scene many times. Each time it is so different- that's the beauty of watercolor. I used salt and a wash with charged in alizarin and ultramarine to the night sky. Then I dropped from a fair height, gold mica mixed with gum arabic. Once the mica dried, I blew off the extra powder. I completed the star with a little white galaxy white pen- which is like a white gauche.

I added the saying in Photo Shop - I love the saying and it seemed to fit this painting.

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