A rainy day in California means a day to play with art. A fun filled day of experimenting, but this time instead of creating a variety of pieces I played with one. I like the was it turned out. It reminds me of Rockwell's painting "Connoisseur."
Stage 1: I took a few watercolor pencils and coated the board with a variety of shades of blues, pinks, and yellows.
Stage 4: I created random patterns with rubber cement; allowed it to dry; and then coated the board with ink wash. When it was dry I removed the rubber cement.
Stage 5: Added a new layer of rubber cement; allowed it to dry; and coated the board with red-violet ink. When it was dry I removed the rubber cement, except the board wasn't as dry as I had thought and a part of the surface was ripped.
Stage 6: I wanted to use this as a background for one of my characters. I drew a light outline with a soft charcoal pencil and filled in the outline with gesso.