How quickly time flies, as swift as an island trade breezing off the ocean, brushing past for a cooling moment and then gone.
As week three of celebrating World Watercolor Month nears its end I cannot help but look back and wonder where did the time go? All that I have are small painted sketches to remind myself of the days now turned into memory.
This year I am painting in a smaller format, wanting to fill out a Stillman & Birn beta series hardbound, (5.5 x 8.5) sketch book, and limiting myself to the paints from an old Winsor and Newton watercolor field box.
The paper I use most often is Arches 140# cold press, and my palette is filled mainly with transparent watercolors from Daniel Smith and M. Graham. So other than the smaller size, using a different palette has been a bit of a challenge. I have also been using my Pigma Micron ink pens. Something about the format makes me want to doodle with ink, and it has been fun.
Hope everyone is having just as much fun celebrating the month with watercolors, and of course, with cooling breezes to keep you company and help the paint dry.