Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Experiment Number 2

Another experiment with the gouache / Indian ink resist process. This time I used a good quality canvas board and gave it a coat of white gesso. And then painted the negative image with water based gouache paint. I used colours as I wanted to see if the gesso would hold the pigment.
The gouache was painted where I wanted the image to stay white.

Then the whole canvas was covered carefully with black Indian ink. Nothing was left uncovered. It was just a black rectangle. Scary moment.
When the ink was totally dry, the canvas went into the sink under the warm water tap, and some gentle scrubbing with a soft brush revealed the image as the gouache dissolved, taking the black ink with it. Almost all the colour washed off and I completed the piece by using transparent acrylic paint and acrylic glazing liquid. I'm quite pleased with the result.


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    1. Willicotts Lane at the back of my cousin's house on Gower!!!!

  2. Nice result. You should be pleased.

  3. Love it! Looks like the row houses in St. John’s!

  4. Thanks for explaining your process. It came out very nicely, and if you hadn't told us, I wouldn't have known it was a resist painting.

  5. Wow Shammie, this is amazing. I love how it turned out. Colors are perfect.
    You are quite the artist.

  6. It's a beauty, I like it. Very nice work!


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