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 Restore Oregon
at the Restoration Celebration, November 11th, 2016.
Previous Building Images Completed: Upper Sandy Guard Station; Wong Laundry Building; Uppertown Net Loft; Rivoli Theater; Fort Rock; Jantzen Beach Carousel 1 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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