New book, new paper, new technique. Painted a leaf and acorns I picked up. This is a new 10×7 inch Arches spiral bound 140 lb. watercolor paper book. I’d tried an arches sketch book before and didn’t like it. This is a different sort of book and has hard covers. It is expensive: $27 for 15 sheets! One of the artists doing a demo at Daniel Smith said this was here favorite paper. It’s an odd size. Too small to “paint to the mat” size of 8×10. I did figure out I can get two 5×7’s side by side on one page. Amazon calls it the Arches Field Watercolor Book and charges $23.
I also tried the splatter technique Peggy H. showed us on Friday. A wet brush is used on a water color pencil to tap off color into a splatter. It is much more easily controlled and splatters where I want it rather than all over.