The colorful paintings and whimsical musings of artist Kristy Tracy
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Once I've transferred the drawing to watercolor paper, I want to make sure certain areas stay clean and unpainted until I am ready to address them. Using a toothpick, I apply frisket to these areas, which appear grey in the photo. The frisket effectively repels water and paint so I can freely wash in the large color areas. As I start to build up layers of wash, the painting begins to come alive.