Another snowy day. I haven't made any pictures since the opening at CKG, so getting into my studio today feels particularly fine. I am taking my own advice today: feeling unsure about this painting, I'm calling it finished. For now. :)
And from a technical viewpoint:
After a couple of colour layers the paper began to buckle. So I flipped it over & soaked the back down & let it sit 20min or so. Then I gesso'd the back. With green-tinted gesso, which you can see now around the edges. I like that green edge, and I also like how gesso-ing the back prevented the paper from buckling more, while allowing me to still work on the beautiful paper surface.
Acrylic paint and paper collage
on Arches 640gsm watercolour paper