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Watercolor backgrounds

Sandy Allnock has a great online course that demonstrates multiple techniques for Watercolor Backgrounds.  I wanted to take it a step further and test the techniques on paper other than watercolor paper. (Can you tell which paper is the watercolor paper?) Below are today’s results.

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How wet can you get?

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Today while I was working on a practice painting for the Fresh Florals class, I decided to test a new paper, Crane’s Lettra, 110C in Pearl White. I was not sure how much water it could take so I was careful not to saturate the surface. This paper is 100% cotton and it took the water I did use beautifully so in my next test I will not hold back on the water.

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World Water Color Month -Practicing Trilliums

 

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In honor of World Watercolor Month, I am taking the Fresh Florals Watercolor class at art-classes.com with Sandy Allnock. Today I practiced my Trilliums in preparation for their portrait. It is fun and relaxing to practice different shapes and techniques – no pressure.