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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Watercolors on Plate Finish Bristol

Irwin Greenberg first introduced me to the technique of developing watercolor paintings on plate finish bristol. Watercolors react differently on this surface than on traditional watercolor paper. The color dries relatively flat in this technique but it allows the ability to rework the image by rewetting a passage and lifting out, blotting or even wiping out whole areas to redevelope.
Two of the images were done from life in the class I teach at DuCret School of Art in Plainfield NJ.
The other image is a studio painting based on a very loose sketch with color notes and reference taken on site.
I've also posted one of Greenberg's beautiful watercolors.

Burton Silverman is a master of this approach and there is a link to his book "Breaking the Rules of Watercolor" below.

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