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Clearing part of a water color
Pardon the somewhat off Alt topic, but I know that some of you do water
A few years ago, I commissioned a 30X40 water color and for a myriad of
reasons almost ended up with what I asked for. In particular, the top 1/3
of the piece (the sky) is wretched. I took the piece outside (mounted on a
plywood backing), turned it upside down and gently hosed/brushed the area in
question. What remains actually looks much better the the original.
My goal is to further clear the affected area and to have the sky repainted
by a local artist. This is a job that several have declined. My thought is
that if I can clear the paper more fully, I might be more successful in
finding the artist for the job.
My question is, how would one clear/soften the remaining (though much more
subtle) hard ines. More brushing may abraid the surface beyound usefulness
and the wrong chemistry will definitely affect the new painting.
Check it out - http://www.mcn.org/K/NICK/badsky.jpg Keep in mind that I
have altered the contrast to bring out the hard lines that I'm referring to.
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