Image Size 18" x 24"
WatercolorI really fought with this painting. I started it as a poured painting just doing one layer and then directly painted the rest of it. I used Arches 140# paper which is usually really tough and easy to use but I had trouble glazing this without the previous layers lifting. I'm not sure if that happened because the poured pigments sit on the surface or because the sizing was bad. This is a piece of paper that I bought recently. I've heard from many people that Arches has changed their sizing and I haven't talked to any artists that like the new formulation so maybe that was the problem. This also seemed to buckle much more than my previous paintings on this brand of paper.
Anyway, I like the final look that I got by starting with a poured layer. Also, I think the analogous color scheme gives this painting a very soothing feeling.