21. Jul, 2021

Emphasising Outlines

I was watching a video by Linda Kemshall on painting watercolour flowers and wondered if this process could be applied to emphasis parts of a botanical print. This one already looked like a water colour so I decided the see what would happen if I touched just the edges of the camellia flowers to strengthen them. First I wet the image and then I applied a small amount of crimson and blue mixed water colour with a fine round brush. I cleaned my brush and then used the wet brush to drag the colour back into the petals. I was pleased that the "touch up" is barely visible. I will put this piece back into the press briefly to iron out the "bubble that has appeared as it dried overnight