My last trip to the art supply store left me with two pads of paper for watercolors and two pads of paper for drawing. The watercolor paper is white, the drawing is black. I've really gotten into watercolors, and not drawing, so guess what...I need more white paper.
As you may remember, it was difficult for me to find an art supply store in Belgium that was close by and ended up having to travel to Brussels for it. Because of this inconvenience, I couldn't quickly run and pick up more paper. So what did I do? Started painting watercolors on black paper.
And who knew? It looks awesome!
|My first effort on black. Try to ignore the birds...they look awful.|
|What I really want you to see is this grass!|
|Didn't the texture come out splendidly?|
|This was my second effort and it looks even better|
|I love the way the grass looks like it's blowing in the wind...like at the beach|
|I feel that a lot more grass is in the future!|
|And I was even pleased with the sky effect...the clouds look wonderfully stormy|
So, what do you think? Should I pursue this technique a bit more or go back to the white paper? I don't have much of an option until I get to the art store, but it's good to know that there are other options in the meantime!
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