New Art: Movements #3
Movements #3 by Heather Keith Freeman
4″x6″, pen and ink on watercolor paper
Here’s the third in my Movements series, a set of small-scale portraits of women experiencing the joy of dynamic embodiment.
I had to completely redo this one. About 90% of the way through I masked the figure to do some color wash on the background, and when I peeled up the mask the top layer of paper came with it.
Not sure why that happened, as I still don’t have much experience with masking fluid. Best guess is I laid it on too thick, and/or waited too long before peeling it back up (if an hour is too long?!). Anyway, I redid it after much grumbling, which of course took twice as long and didn’t turn out quite as well, but it’s alright.
Working on a couple of other bigger paintings now, so this series will probably take a brief hiatus until my to-do list is a little shorter.
Date: May 4, 2011