Green With Watercolor02/21/2014
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.