The day that I bought watercolors, I spent an hour or so exploring them. I wanted to see how the paint worked with the water and the brushes. In the end, I had a sheet covered with brush strokes and puddles of color. When I looked at the sheet by itself, it looked like just what it was, a test page, or maybe some of that "abstract" 1980's paintings that were popular in doctor's offices. I didn't toss the paper though. I figured that I could always use the back as a scribble spot for pens, practice space or whatever.
|First try. Watercolor paper, watercolor, micron pen and pencil.|
Just in doing these two tiles, I already have ideas on how to paint the next time. I don't think that I need to have a full page of paint. I think having unpainted spots will be nice. I also think blending dark colors into lighter ones will be a nice touch. I have the whole first sheet I want to use first. I am on a third and larger (5X7) and have found more fun things to try.
This is a new direction for me and a fun one. I am excited to see where it grows from here. In the last few weeks, I have been really productive (for me) and these two tiles were finished really quick. I'm not sure if it is my excitement for something new, the simplicity of the patterns, or maybe the both, but I surprised myself at how quickly they went.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.