I learn a little something with every artwork I make. Most days, that makes me happy. But every now and then I think “why can’t I just do one $*%&^ thing right the first time?”
Yeah. That’s me today.
Two things – I have always loved the watery abstract backgrounds I’ve seen other people manage on watercolors, and I was so focused on that, that I didn’t plan the flower well enough. Also, I hate gum arabic.
I have never added gum arabic before, but since I had read repeatedly that it would increase transparency and add a bit of luster to the paint, I wanted to try it. I had also read that it would make lifting paint out easier. Well….
If you have ever worked on Yupo and hated it, you can recreate that experience by adding gum arabic to your watercolors. o.0
And now you know. You’re welcome.