Title: Lebanon Trail
Year Created: 2005
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!
This was a fun attempt to use every type of paint I had in the house. However, I'm not sure the mixed media added any advantages over doing it all in one media. What do you think? I thought the watercolor sky was realistic and the mountains benefited from the matte of the gouache, casein, and egg tempura used. But, the foreground could probably have been one media and come out the same.
There's also a time-increment photo of the various media going on it but it's not uploading. Sorry.
MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
1) Does the mixed media add anything to it or should I have just stuck to one media? 2) Do you have any cautions on media not to mix in layers (other than no water-based paints on top of oils). I wondered for example about the permanence of stuff on top of Flashe Vinyl. A no no? 3) How would you protect a mixed media painting like this? I thought under glass. A spray varnish is possible but may mess with the watercolor. A brush on varnish would be totally disruptive.