This WOYWW, that's What's on you Workdesk Wednesday, is a story about using a "new/old" medium, something that has intimidated me for years.
Recently, I came across this cute little package of watercolors at a yard sale, for a dollar! Who could pass that up, right? I brought it home, put it in a drawer and forgot about it, until.....this weekend when I came upon this cute container, just laying there, wondering if any one was ever going to appreciate it!
Years ago, I mean years ago, I took two or three series of classes from a prominent Northwest watercolorist.....I got one successful painting out it and a huge sense of frustration with watercolors. Still don't think I would know how to, or have the control to do a "real" painting but to play with a sketch and wash......that might be fun, I'll try it.
Notice my fancy brush....actually, I'm quite fascinated by a brush with a water reservoir.
That was fun! The color palette was limited but that's O.K., it forced me to try to figure out how to get the lights and darks with what I had to work with.
I can see why someone bought this watercolor "compact" new....it is a great addition to a journaling or sketching travel kit. I'll use it again but I'm still leaving the watercolor painting to the "big girls"!!!
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