My Emerging from Abstract series was done with thin layers of acrylic. I decided to try it with watercolor. When I painted the abstract first with non-staining colors, so that I could get some whites back when I put the figure in, a lot of the first layer (the abstract) disappeared, so its not so dramatic. Here is what I ended with. (Now I will try it with staining colors, but I will have to plan more to make sure the whites are where I want them, as purist watercolorists don’t add white).