I thought I'd post this one to show the effect of watercolour over gesso. The leaves of this one were done over gesso. Why? Because I'd left the masking fluid on there too darned long and couldn't get it off. It just kind of sunk into the paper. Soooooo, since the rest had been finished and I had liked it, I painted over the damaged masking fluid with gesso, let it dry and then painted with watercolour paints. I've always loved these leaves and have wanted to do an entire painting this way since I finished this one.
I thought it was a good save.
RETREAT TIME! - It's that time of year again - time for our annual art retreat! Here is SOME of what I took - which does not include more bedding my duffle bag, two cooler...
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