Saturday, March 20, 2010

Weekend Workshop - Gesso

This two day workshop was designed to explore painting on either paper or canvas which had been primed with gesso. The surface handles differently than traditional watercolor paper but allows for experimentation as one paints. Our exercises the first day involved lifting shapes out of a textured background.
Here is an example of shapes lifted out of a wet-in-wet wash.

And here are a couple of more polished floral studies done by lifting out without any preliminary drawing.

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