We learned how to make rice glue
(which looked a lot like tapioca).
Jess made a batch of oyster shell white on her own
and Laura worked hard on experiment pieces.
It’s a brand new week, which means brand new experiments! I set up a new batch of 5 4×4″ pieces to work on.
For the first layer on each, I used mica mixed with gofun (the “glue” of Nihonga), and some oyster shell white.
and after it dried, I began adding blue (azurite).
My favorite one so far is this one.
While that was drying, I returned to my wood panel from last week and worked a lot on the right side of the piece.
I used different kinds of pigment (mica and oyster shell white, as well as pastel and titatium white dried).
I like what’s happening so far.
The trick is to keep it simple, so I decided to leave it at that for the day. It will be good to look at them again with fresh eyes tomorrow morning.