HenryvillePosted: January 4, 2013
This is the largest painting I have done in many years. Getting back into watercolour after a longish break was a step-by-step process for me. When I started drawing again 15 months ago, my first sketches were in a 5″ x 3″ Moleskine watercolour sketchbook, then I graduated to a 8″ x 5″ book, moved up to an eighth and then a quarter sheet of watercolour paper and now to this, which is a half sheet (15″ x 22″) of Fabriano 300 lb cold-press paper. I mentioned in yesterday’s post that I need a studio to do these paintings so I can use an easel and stand back from time to time to see the work in progress. I often turn the paintings upside down as well because that helps me to see if the value plan is working. I know it seems odd, but if it works upside down it will work right side up. Try it with your paintings and see for yourself. And let me know if it works for you!