Some Experimental Watercolor Illustrations

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Like many watercolorists, I love the way my paints dry on my palette. I stare and stare and never clean it off. The way the color rests on the palette is very different from the way it looks on paper. The closest paper that can replicate this effect is Yupo, a completely synthetic paper. I love Yupo paper (so, so, so much!), but it’s not exactly right and it IS a bit pricey. So today, I attempted to achieve that “palette” look by painting on glass. It’s still not quite right, but it did give me some interesting looks. Here are a few of today’s experimental illustrations:







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