"Payne’s Gray DS PB29 PBk9 PY42, A low-staining, semitransparent, cool blue-black mix. Do not use it to create shadows on yellow as it turns green." ~ John Muir Laws Blog
I primed the background twice with clear water, going around the edges of the leaves, but including the blue jay in the background color. I quickly brushed on a very diluted layer of Payne's Grey and was pleased with the foggy look it gave the background. As is usual when I paint backgrounds, a bit of color migrated past the leaf edges. Since Payne's Grey is low-staining I was able to lift the color away. The short video, Watercolor Lifting Payne's Grey, shows how I lift mistakes or highlights.
This post is part of Skywatch Friday.