Only five people for the demo but everyone seemed to enjoy it. Coastal scene of Chourdon Point south of Seaham Harbour on the North Sea coast of County Durham. 15 x 10.5 inches on Bockingford 200 lb paper. This time I did tape the paper to board at the top and bottom to set a good example as a normally just allow the paper to bow after the first wash but it soon flattens on drying.
Showed three examples of lifting out
- Using wet cotton wool balls to create a soft edge as for clouds .
- Using a draughtsman erasing shield with cotton wool or 'magic eraser sponge ' to create a definite shape such as circle for the sun or overlapping small circles to create sheep in a green field without having to paint round them.
- Using a damp half inch synthetic brush to lift back paint.
I use Bockingford wood pulp paper as the paint sits on the surface so non-staining pigments can easily removed. I do not like Saunders Waterford or Arches paper as I find the paper absorbs the colour giving a flatten tone and more difficult to remove.
My other bad habit is to always paint with a rigger after the main washes are done ignoring the smaller brushes. I find it easily to control the mixture of colours in a single wash and flattening the hairs to give a broken line.