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This painting was a little more difficult for me. I rarely paint on hot press paper.  I need to keep developing some skill in this surface because I like how the pigment soaks in and stays. I also like that I can scumble and get neat wet effects with it. It carries a brushstroke very well as evidenced in Melati’s coat. If I was a beginner, this surface would not be very forgiving as I find that it has very little lifting properties. However, there is a positive way to look at that! It might teach us to look for ways to improve and to look for those “happy accidents” that watercolor often gives us.

Have a good week-end everyone! See you, Monday, for Richard’s Lighthouse Challenge!  Originally introduced, here.

Ichabod, has honored me by using Melati as an illustration for a beautiful poem he has written, here.