A Portrait A Day 6 - Angela

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Watercolor on Canson Montval CP 140lb, treated with acrylic gloss gel medium in some areas. 9×12″. Photo reference: Angela from Julia Kay’s Portrait Party.

For those interested to know what “treated with acrylic gloss gel medium” means, here is what happened. After I decided on the composition, I wanted some extra texture in her hair. I accomplished that by taking some gel medium and brushing it on the blank sheet of paper with a 1″ bristle brush. You can see the lines in the upper and lower left and grain throughout the painting. The lines are the result of a little more medium on the brush; the grain effect happens when you drag an almost dry brush across the paper and the medium catches only the very top of the paper grain.

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