Every once in a while I'll pick up watercolors, at which time I'm quickly reminded of why I don't paint with them - they hate me
! I love the look of them, and I ocassionally get something somewhat acceptable. The learning curve is so steep though, and I figure I just don't have that much time left
, so I don't stick with them long enough.
This looks great Randy, there is a nice softness to it that I really like. Pastels on watercolor paper is weird though isn't it? (message: I've had failed watercolors that I've tried it on
). Colourfix sells a transparent primer with grit that can be used over a watercolor, on watercolor paper. I've used it, and the watercolor does show through, though it has a bit of a milky or frosted look to it. But I figured, it was the underpainting at that point anyway, so it didn't matter. You might like to have it around in case you have another watercolor painting you weren't happy with! Oh, I love spending other people's money
However you got here, this painting is beautiful!