The squirt bottle is an invaluable tool. I use any size commercial bottle filled with tap water and spray a fine mist of water over the surface of the wet in-progress painting during the course of the creative process. In the photo above, I am squirting water in the area where I just removed the metal ruler. This process forces any stray bits of wet pulp back into the desired area and ensures a straighter line of newly applied pulp onto the work surface. Sometimes I mix a little acid free glue and/or paper sizing in with the water. This addition allows the new pulp to bond more completely with the drier pulp.
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- Rocks and Water as Metaphor for Life’s Journey: image and text.
- So excited to receive a Catalog from “The Sea” exhibit, United States Embassy, Belgrade with my painting “Cape Ann Shoreline” included.
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- Gifts from the Sea: Seascape Painting in the New England Tradition, Thursday, June 24, 7:00-8:00PM. Zoom lecture.
- Stay with it: practice and determination are the keys to success