I recently attended a watercolour workshop conducted by Marion R. Anderson of Alder Creek Studio.
The morning was spent learning how to mask area's with masking tape, something I had never done and applying salt to a wet wash, a technique that was popular 'back in the day' but I had never really tried.
You have ZERO control over what happens !
It's a waiting game as to when you add the salt wait too long and you get nothing to early and it overpowers the field.
This was my first and only attempt I was quite happy with the result.
Not so much with the tree's !
I'm going to go back in to add a few branches I think
Although the masking technique worked quite well next time I will try to avoid the straight line of the tape.
This was on Saunders Waterford 200lb Hot Press about 8x10
The afternoon was a 'practice what you learned' session which I got so carried away with I completely forgot the salt !
Oh well I was pretty happy with the resulting watercolour
Half sheet (!) Arches 140lb cold press that is a big piece of paper for me!
This is the result:
Again the tree's were masked with tape, cut a little more carefully this time.
The cottage and railings were a result of negative painting (something else I was trying)
All-in-all a great day of learning with a bunch of like minded people, many of my sketchy friends attended.
Next workshop is about using 'Alcohol Inks' that should throw me way out of my comfort zone!