Jantzen Beach Carousel is a series, and this is the fifth in the set.
(Below are links to others previously posted.)
De Atramentis Document brown (brunaille) and Noodler’s Lexington grey (grisaille) worked the undertones. A video on how to work with inks is coming soon!
Holbein’s Quinacridone Gold made for a creamy golden reverse Palomino-ish horse!
The layers, above.
The Bald Eagle was a bit tricky, and I did something I rarely do to solve the problem.
First, I wanted to be sure that as I created sky washes and brown feathers, none of the bald eagle white head was compromised, so I used an unusual amount of masking fluid.
As I built up the wings, the brown became muddy. I was happy with graphite in the underside of the wing, but the brown did not look right. I removed paint with a brush, lifting color in small strokes until I had the relief I wanted in the feathers. Masking was removed. I used De Atramentis Document brown ink to color the head contours.
These images are donated to raise money for the restoration of the carousel!
Previous Building Images Completed:
Upper Sandy Guard Station; Wong Laundry Building; Uppertown Net Loft; Rivoli Theater; Fort Rock; Jantzen Carousel Chinese Water Serpent; Jantzen Beach Carousel 2, Grapes; Jantzen Beach Carousel 3, Floral; Jantzen Beach Carousel 4, Pinto Fishing.
Cold Press watercolor paper, with a Pentalic 2B woodless pencil,
Lamy Al-Star and Pilot Parallel pen with De Atramentis Document black ink
and Platinum Carbon pen with Platinum Carbon ink; Fineline Masking;
Sennelier, Holbein, M.Graham, and Daniel Smith watercolors.
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