The Hazards of Scaling Up
I look at a 7.5” X 5.5” painting that was pure magic. I was playing (one of watercolor's most valuable learning tools) with 2 new pigments. I would love to do this again – but big, really really big. Like, as big as the table big. What could go wrong???
Nearly everything. But we can give a go, right? First let's trouble shoot.
The second try was better. However, the original was light and airy, the second try was too contained. The edges all curled in on each other. The bright spot, literally, was the addition of a Pearl EX pigment to the sepia. I loved the sparkle and that lead to other experiments and more play. You'll see where this lead in a future post.
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Melissa Tai is a lifelong creative, nature lover & tree hugger.