Here is another picture that is the result of watercolor “playtime” or a loose warm-up before getting “to work” in my studio.

I meant to scan the first layer before I started adding the second layer, but wandered into the studio, saw the painting with my idea sketched on treated acetate, and I started working, remembering about halfway through that I hadn’t made a scan. Rats!

These images were taken with my phone, which doesn’t give as good an image as a scan; thus the difference between these and the final result. Treated acetate is a clear sheet of plastic that has something on the surface that makes it able to accept watercolor without beading up. It lets me try out ideas without painting on the actual surface.