In this painting I wanted to find out how gum arabic behaves with watercolor. First, I dripped clear gum arabic on a very wet colored surface. In this process, the watercolor is displaced and a bright garland and bright center are formed in the circular surface of the drop. The dried gum arabic sparkles and feels very smooth. On top of the again moistened paper I dropped a mixture of gum arabic and watercolor in champagne gold in the centers of the circular surfaces. This time, the drops on the paper had not broadened so much. The resulting texture reminded me of jellyfish, so I used a very small brush to suggest the tentacles by extracting some gum arabic mixture from the jellyfish centers.

Doreen.

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