I’ve finished the fourth painting and started on the fifth. It’s a very productive day!
What went well?
One painting finished and another started. I’m also going to do some sketching today for fundamentals work.
What didn’t go so well?
I went to the art store yesterday and purchased some spray varnish for these paintings to protect them. Not only did it smell horrible, I felt like my brain was screaming, looking at the open studio painting I tested it on I hated the results. The painting went from a wonderful matte finish to all kinds of glare that made it hard to see. I’m glad I didn’t use it on one of these paintings and tested it on something less important.
What did I learn?
Never use spray varnish on gouache paintings. Just frame them under glass to protect them.