Day #2 of 5: Dark Blue Tiger

From the craziness above will emerge a very recognizable finished painting. You can see where I blocked in the general color in most areas. The drips and blotches may stay or may be painted over or lifted. I make these decisions a little at a time.

If you weren't here for Day #2 of 5 last week, my process details are below:

I learned this method in February (2016) from Lian Quan Zhen.As with most things I am taught, the more I use it, the more my methods deviate from my instructor and become my own.

Paper - Arches 140# cold press
Masking Fluid
Paint - In this case only Antwerp BlueJoe's Red and Bumblebee Yellow, but I premix into six dishes
Brushes - mainly Loew Cornell ultra rounds, because they hold a point well
Spray Bottle with water

First, I mask off white and yellow areas with removable masking fluid.

Then, I spritz the paper lightly and randomly with water. Next, I dribble paint. I give some consideration to where colors will be in the finished product, but I don't have a firm plan at this point. In the case of the butterflies, I did make sure to put orange there. I use a straw to blow the paint around. I use my large brushes and my finger to move puddles of color together to blend in some places.

It makes a great foundation for negative painting in many areas moving forward.

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