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Tilffanie's Balloon

23 Nov 2012
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Recently, I tried a sheet of handmade paper, using watercolor, but without putting gesso on it first. I love the texture that developed on the surface of this painting. The subject is one of my triplet grandkids - Tiffanie. She was about three at the time and had recently broken her arm. She is now fourteen. I saved this painting from disaster. I had put liquid frisket on some areas to save the whites - but, left the painting in the hot trunk of my car. So, removing the frisket tore the papers surface. Then, I painted Daniel Smith's watercolor ground on the damaged areas. I carefully painted over the dried ground to match the rest of the painting. In the end everything seemed to work out for the best.

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on 23 Nov 2012 10:06 PM

Love what you created

danielevy wrote
on 23 Nov 2012 10:13 PM


jcurry wrote
on 24 Nov 2012 11:49 AM

I love the colors and softness of this portrait.

RAUL wrote
on 25 Nov 2012 12:37 AM


Celia Blanco wrote
on 27 Nov 2012 3:04 PM

She is precious, great watercolor!