I have so much fun at this stage of the painting. It's a bit like doing finger painting or doing non-objective painting, but I do "plan" where the colors go to some extent. I choose the the lightest or brightest color that will go in an area and get it on the paper. Tomorrow, you will see how I use negative painting to define the shapes and colors.
I'm going to repeat below the process that I described in previous weeks in case you are visiting here for the first time. If you read it the previous two times I posted it, you can skip it. Nothing has changed.
Paper - Arches 140# cold press
Paint - In this case only Antwerp Blue, Joe's Red and Bumblebee Yellow, but I premix into six dishes
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. Finger painting! Fun!