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Friday, September 26, 2014

30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 26: Leaves on Golden Ground

I had a small canvas, 8" x 10" on which I had painted in plein air a landscape with which I was not happy.  This painting is totally from my imagination - no source picture.  

I sanded the painting smooth and covered the surface with the new Golden ground for watercolors.  I find that the ground works very well - this was much like the watercolor canvases which you buy.  

I found that the paint will lift if you go back in, so you have to be cautious where you work, or drop water, etc.  You can glaze over colors as long as you just lay the color over the surface and do not stroke with the brush.

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