On s Street in Paris
Watercolor 8" x 10" Mats to 11" x 14"
Even if we can't visit Paris whenever we would like, we can create a scene in our minds. I liked this simple street sign in Paris on an old stone building with the metal sign showing wear and rust.
I masked out the white areas using masking fluid---all the numbers and letters as well as the sign border edges. I was able then to paint the blue and green of the sign without worring about keeping a straight line. The sign was painted first, then the building. I added the rust last.
The building background was painted and allowed to dry. The darker green stone colors were sponged on using a simple kitchen sponge with wonderfully straight lines. I did not mask out the spaces between the blocks on the painting. I simply carefully placed the sponge.
So, take a visit to Paris - one way or another!