|close up of the frisket|
|a lot more detail|
|more detail added|
|First stage of the tiger painting|
The senior class has made their selection of the tiger
they want for their donation to the high school. This
is the chosen pose. I started on this watercolor painting
today. The first step is get it drawn off. Then I add the
lightest washes of color...pale orange and gold for the
fur, and light blue and gray for the white fur shadows.
Then I started to add the darker washes, and some of the
black stripes. I added more and more detail, building up
the washes as I went. Any area that is still
white is simply unpainted paper.
The last stage I did tonight was to mask off the edges of the
tiger, and especially the white fur on his chin, etc. This helps
save the white paper when I add the really wet background.
The frisket is like rubber cement and seals off the paper and
will repel the water. So I can freely paint the background
without overlapping the outline. And it will leave some white
whiskers and fur. It has to dry awhile. I will paint the
background and try to finish up tomorrow.