I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and a great start to the new year. I spent some time with family and friends and just relaxed after a hectic few months with commission work.
I sold quite a few the aceos listed in my shop last year and decided to make a few new ones. It has been a bit more of a chore than I expected. I kind of tossed off the original set that I made without thinking much about the process and have come to regret my lack of attention. I have been unable to replicate that first big sheet for the blanks. I have been having a problem with the watercolor precipitating out somewhat so the paint doesn’t dry smoothly and evenly. I have run two sheets and not been overly happy with them. I used two different brands of watercolors and while one was better than the other, I still had problems. I think I will try one more time, using a smaller brush to soak the paper. Maybe the bristles have been scarring the paper someway that I can’t see. I wish I could remember what I did the first time. It’s the downside of spontaneity I guess. And the passage of three years since I made the first set.
Here are a few that I have managed to eke out in the last few days.