Gesso under Watercolour
In this painting I used gesso on the paper to create the texture I wanted. Gesso resists the watercolour slightly, resulting in some lovely marks on the paper.
The first layer of gesso was allowed to dry before starting the watercolour wash.
|Creating rock face texture with gesso under the watercolour wash|
|Gesso creates a less absorbent surface, allowing the watercolour to move.|
Paper: Arches HP 640gsm
Pigment: Burnt Sienna, Perylene Green, FUB