Watercolor Painting With Salt
By Mary Ann Boysen
Painting With Salt - I usually paint my salt on the page, as mentioned above, but there are
other ways of applying it. I keep a small jar of salt on my desk that can be
sealed against moisture. However, I use a damp brush when picking it up,
so the sealed jar may be for naught!
you want the salt to react greatly to the pigment, the paper and pigment must be
very wet. You can see the large spots where the salt has pushed the
pigment aside and soaked up the water.
the paper was not as wet, so the salt just left small dots on the paper. It did
not react with the dampness as much. By knowing these things, you can choose in
what situation you need more or less reaction to the pigment.
you really want a spray of color (or the lack of), you can tilt the paper so
that the reaction is not in circles but in a spray such as in this illustration:
The salt was sprinkled on the wet pigment. It almost resembles a snow storm.
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