|The finished piece, 20" x 14"|
|Before the color was added, grisaille finished|
Here's what I've learned: The ink makes the paper less absorbent, so whatever color is added over makes interesting effects. The pigment stayed on top of the paper longer wherever there was ink and so even a stainer like Phthalo blue acted more like a sedimentary color. I liked it, but if you're going for a smooth look, be aware. Also, having all of the white obscured in parts of the picture plane makes the remaining white underneath the colors all the more luminous. Cool possibilities. So, experiment complete. Now I can concentrate on a sweet Christmas holiday. I hope yours is wonderful.
Thanks for stopping by! Alice