Thursday, October 20, 2016

This Too; A Gift

This Too; A Gift.  Watercolor and Crayon
About 25 x 17 inches.

I had a wild hair this morning.  I decided to paint big, and I decided to pull out a sheet of hot press paper.  If you haven't tried hot press paper, it's super smooth think poster board (priced like watercolor paper), and it handles the water and paint completely differently.  Watercolor artists say that hot press should allow me to paint wet in wet, one layer, easy lifting, with lots of intense color. Maybe I'm doing something wrong?  I couldn't get intense color at all with just watercolor, and then started to journey into opaque watercolor, and finally crayon.

Too many colors to even list!