Tangling on hand-stained tiles.
Normally, I have NO trouble tangling on transparent wc stained tiles. For some odd reason I struggled with these two. I could not get my brown pen to flow evenly on the painted surface. It could be the pen's problem, not mine. I'll have to try another pen.
Or I remember that I was using some white Gouache just before I worked on these two tiles. And it just could be that I "contaminated" the transparent paint. It's VERY easy to do if you don't wash the brush well enough. I think that this could easily be the problem. So I need to re-stain a few tiles and try again. I've been encouraging students to stain their tiles doing Renaissance ones because you get intriguing and interesting colors that way. Not just "tan".
I like to use combinations of New Gamboge, Indian Yellow, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Quin Gold, and any number of yellows. Keep things as transparent as possible.
I do like the way these turned out.
The second tangle is really just a variation on the tangle Chainging that Cherryl Moote put online recently. It is a concentration tangle but very lovely. In the top one I used black pearl as "drippings" from the top…again a creative idea shared by another CZT.