In addition to all being watercolors and measuring 9″ x 12″, the other thing the Large Abstract paintings have is common is the use of masking fluid. That’s what the while bits are in the paintings.
It dries to a gummy consistency, a bit like rubber cement. But unlike rubber cement, it starts out with the consistence of the glaze you put on donuts or bundt cakes. I can paint designs with it, or (as I’ve done with these paintings) drizzle patterns or random splotches on the paper. Once it dries, I paint over it. And then, when the paint is dry, I just pick and peel the dried masking fluid off the paper or canvas.
This stuff works fabulously with watercolors, and is a dismal failure with acrylics. I haven’t tried it yet with temperas. It will be interesting to see how that turns out.
This piece will be available on Etsy in a few days.