17x22 watercolor by Liana Yarckin
After Leslie Saeta's 30 paintings in 30 days, I decided to take on another challenge. Pouring. I saw a video on how to do it about 3 years ago. I thought it was cool. My first "pours" were "Love is in the Air" and "Flocking Together". Because pouring takes so much prep time and detail work applying masking fluid, I never went beyond the first two pours. After the challenge I thought, if I could discipline myself to get up everyday and commit to posting a painting by 10:00 a.m., then surely I could pour.
I did the above by masking and then pouring on watercolor paint, let dry, then mask again and then pour. This painting took 4 phases of masking and pouring. The pouring part is so much fun and only lasts about 30 minutes whereas applying the masking and waiting for it to dry takes a long time. I was on a roll, but, then disaster struck when on my third painting. I left my painting outside to dry while I went to do errands, the sun ended up shining on it. When I brought it in, the masking was sticky goo that cannot be removed. You can read all about it on my facebook page. I have a second successful painting there as well. Despite the disaster, I have started a new pour of the mess up because I just love the results of the color and the process of the pour.
The title of this painting is by a facebook follower. I just love the name and think it is perfect for this painting.
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