I adore the look of Chinese watercolor and ink art.
I have purchased-ages ago-authentic Chinese watercolors and pens and ink. I do not have a stone, but I do have some Chinese watercolor brushes. My goal is to learn the art of Chinese watercolor.
Here is an example of the beautiful possibilities with these paints and inks, found here:
Such lovely paintings, such artistry. It is truly awe-inspiring.
My watercolor paintings are very loose and free. I let the paint do whatever it wants to do, I love the blooms and the wonderful way the water and paints meld together-or not-and create something unique and spectacular every time.
This art form is more controlled and much more deliberate. Because I have fallen head-over-heals in love with watercolor, I am anxious to learn all the techniques I can. This type of painting is filled with new techniques to try.