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Monday, January 04, 2010

Third Step of Milk Glass and Cherries


I have defined the lace more and one more coat into the background...I removed the masking and was not overly happy...but will try to fix that best I can...it did allow me to make a smoother wash in the background and manipulate that glow but I usually do quite well on my own...so still questioning this stuff but might have to try a different brand of masking. I will have to try some of the brands others are suggesting...this was nice and liquidy...easy to use...but full of bubbles so I need to inquire if that was from the trip or the cold. Also I am testing a new tube of paint. Since I was so unhappy with Aliz. Crimson I grabbed another tube I had not tried. Since this is an experimental piece I figure why not. It is Perylene Violet and I really like it...very dark. It is the dark in the top cherries and the dark in the background. I really like this color and think I will add it to my palette for sure...at least I like it better than AC! Ha! I sure hope I can keep painting on this and finish it up this week...so many irons in the fire around here it is going to be hard. My husband retired and this is his first day home after 37 years...so now we begin adjusting to this and I need to establish my painting hours and claim them!!! Ha! Wish me good luck!

6 comments:

Judith Angell Meyer said...

Good luck claiming your hours! I found that while I was painting I always kept an ear-out for him and what he needed. (MY problem not his.) But it affected production. It was great to have him home, but ...

Judith Angell Meyer said...

Oh, and you are an amazing watercolorist!

~J~

Billie Crain said...

What type of masking fluid did you use, Jane? May I ask? The results look good to me from the image. I use a masquepen I bought from Blick. Hated it at first because of the bubbles until Tracey Costescu told me the correct way to apply it.

Thanks for the tip on perylene violet! Love what it did for your background.:)

Jane Freeman said...

Well Billie...cough it up! Ha! What tip did you learn!? I used the new stuff from Daniel Smith...it comes with about 4 free applicators and I think perhaps it is excellent...but was full of bubbles...and i know not to shake it..just roll the bottle gently a few times...but wondering if in transit or something? Freezing?? What oh what was that trick??

Billie Crain said...

Sorry to be late in getting back, Jane. When I first used my masquepen it blew bubbles at me and tended to blob on the paper. I didn't shake mine either. Tracey told me to set the pen at a slight (25-35°)angle and get a bead of fluid flowing(I do this on scrap)before applying it to my paper. It worked for me.

Jane Freeman said...

I will have to try this Billie as it would be wonderful to be able to use it every so often...successfully...ha! Unsuccessfully means I will not use it anymore. Ha!