Close ups of the wild abandon I use when applying the under painting of watercolor.
I show very little regard to the drawing underneath at this stage. Salt has been sprinkled onto the wet surface to create the snow flake look, and paint is splattered on the surface.
The finished under paint for the new work “McKinley Trail”.
After drying I took it outdoors to brush off the salt. I use regular table salt, but someday I’ll try the big grains of Kosher salt. I just don’t think about getting it out of the kitchen cupboard when I’m painting because I keep my little salt shaker handy in my portable painting tabouret.
Gail Niebrugge, artist