circles #9 wet, just unwrapped
drying board yesterday
Yesterday's quandary was how to keep the saturation of color and hard (-ish) lines that a newly unbundled and still wet piece has once dry.
Given that winter has set in with morning temps in the 20's - and not wanting to freeze another length of rusted fabric - I've been hanging everything in the studio to fan dry. I'd also been rusting very wet fabric until recently so the fan was necessary to keep from making a mess.
It was almost as if with the forced drying, the "wind" forced the colors to bleed. Once sharpish lines when wet became...well...no where near sharp when dry. Saturated colors lightened tremendously when dry also...possibly from the amount of bleeding?
Yesterday's piece was pleasantly damp rather than dripping wet so I decided to let it air dry. No fan. The black still dried to gray, but a more defined gray. The edges stayed instead bleeding into unidentifiable blobs. Hmmm...lesson learned or just a fluke? I'll find out in a bit when circles #10 is unbundled and left to air dry.