Nest With Dryer Lint
6x8 watercolor on Yupo Paper NFS
This nest is loaded with lint from the dryer, It is woven between the
twigs, horse hair and grasses. What a beautifully soft
place for the babies to emerge into.
This one is another painting done on the trip to the dentist.
It was painted by memory of a particular nest I have.
The Yupo lends itself very well to this type of technique
- just a few areas of detail with lots of washes.
I am finding it is best to do the washes FIRST.
I place a few drops of oxgall into the water.
and let the wash dry before going back in with an
almost dry brush for the details.
Easy to lift off an area for light spots, but I also did opaque areas for lint
on top of the washed areas. I went into a dark color next using a rigger
I had a very light touch and a flowing consistency of paint.
Still learning the "how to" of Yupo.