Currently I am working on a carpet rose - amazing colors - so exciting - so much detail and complexity.
Often when I am working on a complex highly detail painting, I will work on a second looser and more adventurous piece. I have been experimenting with sort of batik on paper using a masking compound instead of wax.
The first pour was with cadmium lemon the second was new gamboge. Then I applied two layers of masking in between.
Next I mixed some cerulean blue with neutral tint for the grey wash - more mask and the final pour was perylene green. Interesting enough, the toughest part of this process is removing the masking compound - other than letting go of control when pouring paint. Recently I recieved a tip from another artist - she shared with me that the best removal method is to use the mask itself - roll it into a ball - and it worked like a charm.