Yesterday afternoon I experimented with some new watercolor techniques. I had a few scraps of unused watercolor paper that I didn’t want to throw away.
The green grasses in the featured image happened when I added more and more water to my green as I applied it on the paper. I love how the darker grasses in the foreground are offset by what appears to be a layer of light fog behind them.
The clouds in the blue sky in the image below happen when you dab a paper towel gently into the wet paint.
In this last image, I sprinkled table salt into the wet paint. Once dry, this magical snow flake like pattern appears. It reminds me of a Japanese screen.
These are each 3 by 6 inches. I’m delighted to have found a good use for these little bits of paper!