Vertical experimentPosted: March 18, 2014
In the David Curtis book I am reading he quotes watercolourist Edward Wesson on the subject of success in watercolour painting: “Four out of ten if you are lucky!”. So true.
I have a tabletop easel and thought I might try painting on a vertical surface instead of the usual 20% incline that I normally use. I love working vertically because you can really see what you are doing and you have a tendency to step back more frequently to look at the work, but as you can see, the washes have a tendency to drip. After yesterday’s sketch which was too tight and too controlled, I was happy to have a few drips on my paper.