This week’s Experiment in Blue, was really an experiment in a) painting on a clay board surface (without applying gesso first) and b) using a bit of maroon in one of the rainbows (a color I rarely use).
The results? I remembered why I don’t normally paint on clay board: it’s extremely smooth and so paint doesn’t stick really well to it. Some would say “it has no teeth!” So it’s super difficult to get paint to go on opaque (even paint that goes on opaque on other more toothy surfaces), even after several layers.
The maroon? I like it! I think I’ll use it again (though next time not on clay board). I like the way it contrasts with the blues. pink and yellow that I normally use.
Sometimes pieces don’t come out very in pristine condition, and this is one of them. But I always learn something from my process, especially when I try new things, even when the result is not show-worthy. And that was certainly the case this week!
Cheers to learning from the process.
Have a great week!