And why do I keep working in watercolours when I feel that acrylics would be a much easier option?
Inspired by more art videos, I decided to paint a stand of three birch trees in Marlay Park. We took that photo years ago. I loved the colours. I wanted to try out masking and pouring. That part of it worked out all right. It's how I complete the painting that's got me stuck!
Birch tree leaves are so delicate.
I found a nice painting that looks good - but it's an acrylic. How do I achieve something semi-abstract like that in watercolours? All the instructions I'm finding are showing how to paint bare birch trees. There's probably a good reason for that!
Here is where I got to so far:
First pour - still wet. The trunks are masked with Pebeo masking fluid.
My three colours: Winsor Red, Winsor Yellow, Ultramarine blue
First pour after it's dried
After my second pour. I flung more masking fluid onto the page before the second pour. I love the colours at this stage. And I'm completely stuck. I have no idea how to proceed. All I need is to add some leaf shapes in the upper part of the painting, but I really don't know how to do that without losing my beautiful colours!