Testing out watercolors...and Arches papers!!
I'm working on a new series...it's cold, nasty, and snowy outside, so it's time to stay inside and paint...called 'Color Series'. The pieces are still very small, fits into a 5x7 frame so the work is detailed. The main reason why I'm working on these is that I'm trying to figure out if I what type of watercolor paper I like. Also what weight. I prefer 300lb but with a mat and glass, 140lb frames up easier. So, if I'm framing it, I'll use 300lb, like above. If I'm selling it matted, I will use 140lb. I like keeping it simple for people, they won't need high quality frames. A simple photo frame will do. The paper...well, it's Arches, handsdown. I've tried several but I keep coming back to it. I like cold press, hot press, and rough. I see why other artists like it.
The above is my first, all watercolor piece. I've used watercolor before but not by itself.
Ok...back to the studio!