November 20, 2019 Here is a series of photos (please excuse the casual quality) of my most recent mulit-layered painting titled Aspen Gold. It is an unusual process so I thought you might be interested in the “building blocks” of this piece. The finished painting is the last image. Some general notes: wherever the background is wet the fluid watercolor will flow and blend. Once it hits a dry edge the flow stops. It doesn’t seep into the dry area. This is how I manage to create tree trunks, or mountain skylines, or round moons. Enjoy.
Completed top layer:
Completed bottom layer:
Finished painting: Aspen Gold 16 x 24 watercolor and gouache on multi layered silver shikishi boards