This is another goauche resist. I have decided that I like this way of working and will be creating one every so often. The print of ink was so strong in this one that building up of color ended up looking very simplistic and I didn’t appreciate it, at first. I looked at it for some time before completing it. I went back into the background around his head and across the top and rubbed into it with a bristle brush and water. This gave the surface more of a textured and worn look to go along with the roughness of the ink design. I then added more water to the bird’s shadow to disturb the pigment there. It was too neat, at first. This process of putting a painting up somewhere and looking at it for a few days has been something I have had to learn to do over time. When I first started painting, I just wanted to rush it done.
Directions for this technique can be found on Wet Canvas here.
Raji at Artpearls has posted another gouache resist.