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Journal Entry..France 2018..Watercolor..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews

Posted On: Jun 12, 2018   |   Posted By: Rae Andrews Gallery

Journal Entry..France 2018..Watercolor..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews

This journal entry was done as a demo for the recent group in France 2018.
I decided to tint the journal page first with an orange acrylic wash, in readiness for my entry.
After I tinted the page and it was dry, I drew in my subject.I then used watercolors to get the bulk of the scene situated.
When that had dried, I used watercolor and white gouache mixes, to get my highlights and some middle valued.The orange helps a great deal to give the scene some 'punch' .. I could very well have used a magenta or a blue as my first wash of acrylic, that would have changed the drama effect of the painting and the mood. Experiment with this, it's great fun and very good for plein air painting... just have the page all tinted prior to going out to paint.. Good luck!
It is a great way to get away from the bright white paper of the journal, which some people are very intimidated by, and don't want to ruin their journal.
**However with this color tint already on the page, one is now forced to work more with the highlights...

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