Watercolor Leaves

Some watercolors I did through a course on Skillshare.  I used the Kuretake watercolor set I posted a photo of in a previous post.  I am getting a lot more comfortable with watercolor but I am still far from my own style and confidence.  I’ve also learned that paper quality is very important.  In the first two paintings, I used 90 lb Strathmore papers, and in the second two, I used 140 lb Strathmore papers.  The difference is extreme.  The 140 didn’t buckle and held on to water much better.

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Kuretake Watercolor Set and Knitting

A couple of exciting things I’ve been up to.  I like my old watercolor sets but wanted to try something a little more pricey to compare.  I bought this Kuretake watercolor set and I’m really excited to get started on it.  I’ll share swatches once I find the courage to actually use it.  It’s so pretty, I’m nervous.

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While I’m trying to build up courage to use the watercolor I decided to learn how to knit.  I’m taking the class through Skillshare but I also found some really awesome tutorials on Youtube.  I find that sometimes I have to combine different platforms of learning to get to my goal.  The resources I will use are: Youtube, online paid classes, books, and magazines.

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