Thursday, September 20, 2012

Walrus Skull On Published Newsprint.

Walrus Skull On Published Newsprint (Watercolor and ball-point pen on published newsprint, 8x12").

I really love painting on this surface.  There's something very liberating about the process.  I painted it before I went to work this morning on the pages of the weekly San Diego CityBeat.

The newsprint absorbs water and darkens so quickly that it's difficult to judge values and color, so it's a surprise to see how it turned out once it dries.  I liked the layout of this page and wanted a vertical composition to fit, so I went with the walrus skull.

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