Tree Frog on Wood

It’s been soooo long since I’ve painted on wood. I forgot how much fun it is! I tried a few different things with this one. I used a white ground instead of the transparent one I normally use. I put it only under the frog, so you can still see the wood but the frog really pops. I also used ink instead of watercolours. As it turns out, ink is really pale on the watercolour ground and acts more as a stain. It worked fine for this piece, but I won’t be able to use it for darker areas. I actually did dip into the watercolours to add some finishing touches at the very end. I learned a lot working on this little guy, and I’m really happy with how it turned out. I definitely need to invest in some larger wood sheets in the near future.

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