Lifting Paint

I’ve heard of lifting paint but never tried it.
I didn’t like the looks of the heavy gouache on the nose of the Pinto Pony,
and so I thought I’d give it a try.

I carefully and gently used a waterbrush and a Kleenex tissue, putting a small amount of water over the top of the offensive gouache, then laying the tissue, not moving, just laying it onto the wet spot and allowing the tissue to soak of the paint.  Slowly, slowly, it lifted, and then I allowed it to dry before I used watercolor to add color to the nose.

It’s not perfect, but so much better than it was!

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About dkatiepowellart

hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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