Fourth proof and I found out that ink and paper make a big difference. First attempts were done with a print paper that had a texture and with Akua water based ink. This proof is on a paper with less texture and with Charbonnel oil based printing ink. I just keep on learning.
As FDR said...there is nothing to fear, but fear itself (okay, those weren't his exact words). My watercolor phobia has become smaller over the last few years, but I still start a new painting with trepidation. After a couple of small practice paintings, I'm now working on a piece of 15 X 22 Arches 300 pound paper. Let the paint land where it may.
I am still working on the drawing for the etching I want to do. It has turned into quite a project! To give myself a break, I have also started another watercolor. Still working on negative painting techniques. This is another small painting. Probably time to go a bit bigger!
I studied art many, many years ago, then drifted away from it pursuing a living. Ten years ago, through a love for photography, I revisited my art and creative side.
In this new adventure, I discovered printmaking. Linocuts and woodblock work hold so many surprises for me.
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