I did it. Finally tore into the good watercolor paper. Could resist no longer, after seeing a class on Artist’s Network TV today, on top of an inspirational post from Sand Salt Moon a few weeks back. The long and short: Work small! It’s less intimidating, fun, and a great way to play with your colors and get to know what different papers can do.
The largest paintings here are business-card sized. Most are about 1.5″ x 2″.
What I learned:
- I really enjoy working small!
- Arches paper may indeed be worth it. The paint is easier to control, and I love the texture.
- The el cheapo I live with (inside my own head) may need to find good watercolor paper on sale. Anyone have a better source than Blick?
- Really love Cobalt Turquoise, Prussian Blue, and of course Ultramarine and Cobalt Blue, too. I love the way they harmonize together.
- Oh! I could make these little paintings all day and never get tired of it.
Are we warming up for the dance? April has just knocked me over with her beauty this year. Is anyone else feeling the spring love? The tulips are blowing me away. I think I’m feeling a tulip reappearance here tomorrow! Peace, everyone.