On mixing the media……………..
In water-based media on various surfaces, I start with transparent watercolor, then use opaque watercolor (gouache) in some areas of the painting where I do not need transparency and finally I draw on the surface with watercolor crayons. I am looking for an interesting textural surface in these paintings.
In ink drawings I start with a pencil drawing and then add line or wash with Sumi Ink to establish tones. Finally I add watercolor washes over the ink. I am looking for muted tonal washes in these studies.
In pastel I start with watercolor washes to establish tone or color and when they are dry I add pastel over some areas of the painting. I am looking for the interplay between the surface areas of the different media in these paintings.