i'm loving my new water colours. beautiful pigment swimming all across the page, swirling together. this was another exercise where i practiced different techniques. the secret is to use the best quality paper you can and the best quality paints & brushes.
i'm still very much a novice and need to practice some 'transitioning' (perfectly blending two colours together such as yellow and orange, from darkest to lightest). i have made a design of a snake and the roundness of its body will give me opportunity to practice this. i'll let you know how it goes.
the watercolor book: materials & techniques for today's artists by david dewey, is on my (very long) book wish-list. i just sold my little fish from a couple of posts back, so it looks like the money's been spent already! :)
the music in my sidebar the be good tanyas 'littlest birds' is well worth a listen today, it is such a joyful, feel-good song, i'm thinking of buying the album.