It’s doing wonderful things on the palette,
I hope it’ll do something fun here. Because I have a curve here I suddenly decided I needed
a straight here and, again, you’ve got it very dark here, so what happens when you puddle
it out? So I’m going to puddle it out like this and pretty much what happens with this
is that it stays within the boundaries of the water of the puddle, so that dark there,
those sort of stripes, will stay, as long as you don’t move this until it’s dry. The
other thing that I have found, with this particular method, is that if you put on too much solid
paint it’ll crack off the surface. This surface, when you bend it, there isn’t a whole lot
of vehicle in watercolor, so it just sort of flakes off the surface. You have to be
aware of that and just not be too generous with your pigment. You start there and then
you keep working. It’s a good idea, with these, sometimes to let them dry, let the first part
dry, and then come back in later and respond to what you’ve got, maybe move it around,
try it in another direction. This is a fun way to play with your pigments, find a new
way for them to express themselves and you might find, in doing all this, that you get
new color combinations and new ideas for designs.