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Venice carnival mask- watercolor batik tutorial

Last night I finished a watercolor batik on rice paper of a masked person at Carnivale.  The image was shot years ago on a trip to Venice, Italy. Watercolor batik  is the process of painting on rice paper.  Melted paraffin wax creates a resist and protects the underlying layer from further paint.   When finished you iron the painting with newspaper… (more…)

Watercolor batik painting- wax resist on rice paper

True story: Today, I tell my wife that I am “Going to use thick juicy washes in a painting, and then going to play with hot wax (in another painting)”. And she tells me I am a pervert! 🙂 Not fair. The August ’11 issue of Watercolor Artist  featured an article by artist Kathie George about watercolor painting on rice… (more…)