Rooster in watercolor

I’ve tried watercolor again this time in a inexpensive watercolor sketch pad.  I’ve throw so many expensive watercolor papers away.  Trials are better this way until I learn.  I’ve got a long way to go. 

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I love to paint, quilt, garden.
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4 Responses to Rooster in watercolor

  1. It’s coming. But I would let the colours mix on the paper, so use big brushes and have plenty of paint ready mixed so you lose control a bit. Using cheap paper is a false economy and makes the job harder. Use the best paints, brushes and paper you can – watercolour is hard enough without making it harder.

    • momsfun2 says:

      I bought 2 sheets of water color paper 300lb and 140lb. I was told you tear the sheet into the size you want. Do I need to stretch the paper? I hate to ruin expensive paper! I’m going to give it a try once again!

      • I cut my paper with a scalpel and straight edge – I wouldn’t tear it. I would stretch the 140lb, particularly if you are working wet. 300lb you can do what you like. I find that they have very different properties, the 300lb soaks up the wash more so if you are developing/finding out about watercolour, working with the two weights might cause some confusion. Best of luck at the end of the day it’s just a piece of paper.

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