Just started this double portrait of my daughter Clara and one of our dogs, Pavlov. ( I always seem to start stuff in batches. Maybe because it’s easier than finishing!)
There was this square Frederix watercolor canvas kicking around the studio and thought I’d finally give the thing a try.
The stuff doesn’t absorb like watercolor paper, and it’s hard to get a decent depth of value. You have to paint in lots of layers. I’m finding it to be a little frustrating, since I’ve been shifting lately from a many-layers approach to a much more direct technique which seems to give me fresher, better results.
So we’ll see how it turns out. I may have to break down and finish in acrylic or oil!