Saturday, March 7, 2009


Chameleon, originally uploaded by Llyn Hunter, Bobcat Publishing.

This is a piece I did for a quick watercolor demonstration a few years back. It took about 3 hours from start to finish and I used three different photos for reference. Note the cool effect at the top is done with Schminke Aero Colors and salt. You apply the salt while the paper is still damp with the paint but not quite dry. Use a blow dryer to speed up the drying, and then brush the salt off (I use a dull edged knife).

9" x 12" Arches hot press, Winsor & Newton water colors, Schminke Aero Colors, Berol 2B pencil, Staedtler pigment liners, salt, (razor/exacto knife blades and laytex erasers to demonstrate how to fix mistakes).