Thursday, April 06, 2006
Tangle of Kelp
This watercolor painting is four times as big as the Stones picture. I drove to Santa Cruz a couple of months ago, and stopped to take photos on the beach at Big Basin. This tangle of kelp was a lot of fun to paint--like doing a puzzle. This is the first time I have used watercolor board, it is actually matt board with watercolor paper bonded to it. It is almost like regular watercolor paper, except it dried a bit faster. This helped me complete the painting fairly quickly, because I could put another glaze on top of an area I had just painted without waiting for it to dry.