Got me old watercolours out today for something completely different and found out how rusty I am with these wee Jimmies (you can tell by the amount of gouache spread over my mistakes). Maybe my old paper was too absorbent but I really noticed how quickly the colour lost its power as it dried, and I also felt like a bit of a clutz using these beautiful soft brushes which are so much more expressive than the hardy bristle brushes I use for oils.
I'm going to play around with these for a while I think and see what happens. I was looking at Alvaro Castagnet's work and really enjoyed the sketchy freedom he achieves and his bold colour choices so I did a bit of borrowing from his style in this little sketch and let me tell you he makes it look a LOT easier than it is! Still, this is only the first quick dip back in the shallow end of the watercolour pool. Had fun with it. Hope you're having fun too.
All the best,
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