Anonymous asked: What media did you use on the blocks? And what do you use in general other than watercolor when you paint your girls?
i use acrylic on the blocks, and mostly everything unless other wise stated (oil paint hurts my joints and skin); my watercolor and gouache work is usually obviously those mediums, but i’ve been mixing acrylic and watercolor lately.
to paint on the blocks, the prep process is a bit tedious; here is my process for you, anon, and anyone else who is interested in painting on wood surfaces the ‘archival’ way (i had to research how to make sure the work i make on wood canvases durable and long lasting and these are the methods that i liked the most) :
1.) sand paper the surface to draw on
2.) use either a clear gesso, or a white gesso (depending on if i want the wood grains to show) to seal in the line work and painting surface.
3.) sand again, if i want the gessoed surface to be smooth or rough to paint on (rough absorbs way better)
4.) paint whatever, and when finished, sign and date
5.) when the painting is done, i use a sealing medium, either gloss or matte, to ensure the paintings protection and longevity
the non painting part process is actually my favorite. painting is hard and annoying.
hope this helps!