One last check in the mailbox before heading to JFK to pick up Nicole and Alexis. Just as I had hoped, my Peerless Water Color Papers had arrived in time to snip a few samples and tape them into a CD Case.
In my rush, I never looked at the back of the paper. I had assumed that I had snipped a few dark valued strips and two mid-value strips. I didn’t see any yellows at all. Had I looked on the back (a real plus for taping them into clear, clamshell CD cases) I would have seen the way the pigments really look when applied with a water brush to paper.
These are incredibly convenient for quick, spontaneous, while you wait for someone paintings!
I was wishing I had darker values to work with. In spite of that, I am hooked on these pigment saturated papers and I’m setting up several variations of palettes for easy Grab-and-Go painting. The colors are luminous and vivid. This is my first attempt and reminds me of the Sunday Funnies. I’m not used to such candy-like colors. With a bit of practice I’m sure I’ll begin to achieve results with a bit more control.
Link to Peerless Watercolor Papers
Drawn first with fountain pen filled with Whalerman Sepia Ink, followed by washes of watercolor using a waterbrush with Peerless Watercolor Papers Taped into a clear, clamshell CD Case using double-sided tape.