OK, a lot of thought about the steps needed to get this painting to mid-point. I have decided to paint with pre-mixed colours rather than paint layers of single pigments, to reduce the problem of multiple lines in the large wash areas. Either way would work, but I am not so confident with this very large paper, so I am going with the less risky and faster-drying method. It will take a lot more paint than I usually use to swish over these big spaces - and finally get the paper wet!
- First, 4 containers with about 2 tablespoons of paint of each of the main colours;
- A selection of larger brushes, one for each colour to avoid contaminating the colour pots;
- A large wash brush for wetting specific sections with clean water, to avoid uneven lines in the large areas;
- 2 buckets of clean water, paper towel, extra small containers for mixed colours.
Ready, set , paint! The layers below took 2 hours and this is about the mid-point of the painting. Next I will wait overnight for all to dry, then remove the masking fluid.