The prompt for today was “FLOWER”–only about my favorite thing in this whole wide world. Hard to pick which one: I went with peonies in a vase.
Again, I reached for my Rexel Derwent Water Colour Pencils, but instead of an off-cut of mat board, I used real watercolor paper. (Fluid, Cold Press, 140 lb, 8×8—if details matter) And unlike the mat board, the water really stayed and played a bit with the colors instead of soaking right in. But the paper curled like crazy.
No problem says my very experienced watercoloring husband: Spray the back with water lightly, sandwich it in between some books, and let it dry. Boom. Flat paper. Good times.
There’s that tiny smudge, but I’m learning…