Red Head in the Rain

I began this study with free form strokes of my liquid latex frisket. The frisket resists watercolors and leaves paper white when removed. The frisket also does not allow permanent marker traces to bleed through.

I used markers to cross hatch the area around the dried liquid latex, so the areas would be accentuated. Then I washed the paper with quinacridone gold and Prussian blue.

I painted the horizontal traces with manganese blue, since they reminded me of splashing rain drops. Other traces left by the frisket reminded me of facial features: the eye, ear, chin and hair.

Watercolor: Abstract - Redhead in the Rain 100717

Red Head in the Rain
12″x9″ 140# Cold Pressed Watercolor Block

Upon second look, the cross hatching appears to be stitching, and contributes to a scarred, monster look of the portrait.

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