Yesterday I did a little playing in the studio. While I usually start painting with a subject in mind, sometimes it’s just fun to start painting and see where things go. In this case I started with lots of Indian Yellow pigment and what emerged looks very much like Bird of Paradise flowers to me. So I’m titling this fun semi-abstract “Fine Feathers”.
“Fine Feathers” was painted using my new Golden QoR watercolor paints, which I was given to try and review. They are a brand new product that is not yet available to the consumer, and I’m not sure yet what I think of them. The colour dries very true to the wet colour, which is often a problem in watercolour, but the texture and response is different than I am used to. I’m not seeing the blending and reactions that I am used to in traditional watercolour paints, and I’m not sure how I feel about that. I have used Golden liquid acrylics before and the QoR watercolour paints are very similar. I’ll be working with them more over the next little while and I’ll report back soon.
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