Painting Fantasy…The Salt Washes…Jody Signs In California
Hello and Happy Hot Summer to all my Blog Friends!
I came home from a trade show in Phoenix at 122 degrees in the sun…Yikes…to a cool 100 degrees at home!
It was great to be back!
***PRIZES FOR WINNERS***
Finally, all the contest winners will be receiving their 8 x 10 prints. I signed each one individually and they are on their way to you.
***THIS WEEK’S LESSON…SALT CRYSTAL WASHES***
This week I looked into different types of salts that I could use in my paintings. I chose four kinds to experiment with. Two were coarse and two were fine grained salt.
Here are what each of the grains looked like, corresponding to the bottles above from left to right.
Each one of these will create its own unique texture in a wet watercolor wash.
To create a very magical feel, perfect for fantasy art, prepare a wash and then when it is almost dry, sprinkle the medium coarse salt onto the surface.
This is because of a law of chemistry…”All the particles in a wet solution will be equidistant from each other in that solution.”
Below, you will see the effect of the salt after the wash had dried and the salt had worked its magic.
If you have a chance…try this fun and rewarding technique!
Also, please welcome new product to our Bergsma Website:
I worked on finding this product for an entire year. The tumbler is good for both hot and cold drinks and now in our green conscious society, how better to carry a refillable drink holder. (It has a top that you click shut and seals in your drink) FYI – Most Bergsma images are available on a tumbler, even my new paintings! :)
Again, thanks to everyone for your participation in my blog world and for helping me with titles, ideas and your friendship.
I will be signing in California next Saturday August 8th at Knott’s Berry Farm…maybe some of you can visit!
Wishing you all the best and happy painting,