I’ve been keeping things loose with the watercolors, and I haven’t been this excited about art in a very long time!
As I was rummaging in the paper cabinet this weekend, I found a partial block of Kilimanjaro watercolor paper from Cheap Joe’s. You can find the paper here The paper is fantastic. It’s a cold press paper and it’s loaded with wonderful nooks and crannies that let the pigments flow and blend in wonderful patterns.
The above detail is just one example of the wonderful blending on the Kilimanjaro paper.
The following two pieces are both on the Kilimanjaro paper.
The house, Home Sweet Home, our actual home, is a favorite here. There are many places I wanted to go back and add more detail, but I convinced myself to put the brush down and walk away. I am so glad I listened to that inner voice. This is a technique I really want to spend more time with and grow into.
The tulips are painted in my Starthmore Watercolor Visual Journal. I tried to keep things loose and a bit abstract, but the brush pens were right next to me. I couldn’t resist, I had to use them.
The orange was also painted in my Strathmore Watercolor Visual Journal. It appears I got a little over-anxious with the wet brush, my orange is leaking!
Everything has been painted with a combination of Da Vinci and American Journey watercolors, both are available from Cheap Joe’s.
I am so happy and excited about art right now. It’s a great feeling, one I have missed for several years. Pushing myself out of my comfort zone and jumping into unfamiliar territory has been one of the best things I have done for myself, and my art.
Thanks for taking the time to read my thoughts today…Erik