Bright Paint Speckled on My Toes

Before I even started blogging, I took photos of my paintings in progression.

I would print, just on printer paper, so I could make corrections on that paper, before I put my brush on watercolor paper or canvas again.

This is how the progression looked. You really aren’t seeing all the steps, but here’s what I have.


I applied the acrylic paint with a wide wet brush in layers. Then, applied the paint on the background trees with a palette knife.

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Front trees came next. I placed contact paper, where I didn’t want leaves. The leaves were made from Masa Paper (I painted with acrylic paint), which I use often in my watercolor paintings.Then brushed on thick gel medium, where I wanted leaves.


Here’s where my photos skipped a lot of steps. The leaves were dropped on the wet gel medium, then coated with the same medium. That was done in about 3 to 4 steps. It really gave a textured look.  The contact paper was peeled away on the 2nd or 3rd step. I wanted the sky to shine through.. Then I splattered like crazy. That was the fun part.  My toes were covered in bright paint specs.

I will have more progression and techniques in the future. Please subscribe, and you’ll see them soon.

© 2011 by Kathryn Marks. All rights reserved


About Kathryn Marks

I'm a watercolor artist , but my most recent paintings are acrylic and watercolor acrylic collage. I love to paint bright rich colors with dark contrasts © 2019-2020 by Kathryn Marks. All rights reserved

One comment

  1. Marisa M.

    Oh Kathryn, so beautiful your website, and informative; thanks for sharing! Artists love to see what other artists are doing………….
    no we won’t get sick of looking at your paintings!….

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