Green With Watercolor


While working on a very long review of Jackson’s Pan Watercolours, I took a break and played with some Daniel Smith and American Journey tube paints.

The idea was to allow the colors to mix on the paper rather than mix them on the palette. The former produces a more variegated, fresh color rather than a flat, single tone.

Paper has an influence on the result and the less smooth the paper, the more textured the result. The paper in this case is in a 6 x 9″ spiral journal of Aquabee Super Deluxe Heavyweight Drawing Paper, 150gsm. It has a “textured surface with excellent tooth” and does make fountain pens write quite dry. But with a brush, it’s a great place to doodle in color.



  1. how lovely!


    • Aren’t they pretty colors? I could doodle like that for hours and come to think of it, have on many occasions. If you haven’t tried it, I highly recommend it.


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