OK, so does this look like mud or what?
It just goes to show that no matter what you do, the paint seems to have the last word. This is my usual preliminary wash, this time for Sky Pads 22. It started out with a lot of yellow, a bunch of mars red, and some nice blobs of purple. I got the streaky effect I was after, but it happened at the expense of all the lush colors I started out with.
It’s not quite stable enough yet to draw on, so I’m still waiting. In the meantime I keep looking at it and waiting for it to tell me what colors it wants the lily pads to be. I don’t think they want to be bright green hopping out of the mud, but I haven’t heard any other ideas yet. I’ll let you know when I find out.