After the first pour
At the request of many, I am posting another painting as I go through the process of pouring my watercolors. My daughter and friend are videotaping the process as well and I hope to have it done by next week. In the meantime, you will have to be happy with stills.
The above painting is of an outdoor cafe in Cordoba. I start by stretching my watercolor paper (Arches 300lb cold press) to a board and drawing the image onto the paper. I then used masking fluid (Winsor & Newton is the best) to save my whites (the umbrellas among other things).
My paint ( 3 primary colors that are staining) is mixed to liquid form that is light in value. Next I wet my paper with a large wash brush. Since the paper is wet, the paint will flow easily. On this painting I started with yellow (Aureolin) and poured it across the surface. Then I poured my red (Anthraquinoid Red) next to it. I moved my board around so the colors mixed and then poured it off. Immediately after this I then poured the red again and my blue (Indathrone Blue) in my corners, moved the board to mix, and poured it off. I let it dry overnight and the above photo is the result. Now I will mask the next value.