Day 2 of 31 Days of Art:
Working Against a Colored Ground


Hello, Cerulean Blue.  It's been a while.  For the past several years I have been focused on making antique inspired art dolls.  I really like doing this but the color palette has been very restrained for making Izannah Walker inspired dolls.   No bright blues, no bright greens or oranges.   So today I pulled out all my colors.   My plan was to paint on this wooden panel which I had primed with brown gesso.  I decided to try to make a fun playful flag. 


I wanted the brown background. to show through the top layer.
I taped off some lines using Frog Tape. 


You use these rubber tipped paint pushers to draw in the wet paint.  
It pushes the top coat away and reveals the brown ground underneath.  


Here's where the brown shows through 
a top coat of blue that I've drawn into.


I will probably paint over this tomorrow.  
I'm not so into the brown lines.
I like the blue field. 


Here's what my painting area looked like at the end.


Poor Tomato man.  
His giant head is about to explode. 
I need to fix that. 

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