Ghost Image Experiments: View from Eilean Donan, Loch Duich, Scotland

If printmaking at Gravity Press taught me anything, it is that sometimes, the ghost image can be your best image. I decided to take this concept into watercolour painting on rice paper. I layered up several sheets of the thin, soft paper and tested both how much watercolour the paper could hold as well as how the layers underneath were reacting. I was pretty pleased with the results, especially that of the ‘ghost image’ underneath, made by the bleeding through of the paint when I painted on the paper on top of it.
For the final result, I placed the ghost image on top of the stronger image, flipped, which is how I will display them. Layers of colour, depth, and above all, light… true to my impression of the spectacular Loch Duich in Scotland!

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