I followed this tutorial from Lindsay the Frugal Crafter. Since I’m out of canvases, I decided to go back to my watercolors.
This was part of a collaboration between Cinnamon, the Art Sherpa and Angela Anderson, Angelooney. It was all about castles. We painted Hogwarts, and a Fairytale Castle and now I’ve finished the three tutorials with this watercolor farmish-castle.
I adore castles. LOVE them. I really am in the mood to paint a few more…After my appointment this morning maybe I’ll grab some paper and make some sketches.
While watercolors are challenging, they are really delightful as well. I find the way the paint flows and shifts around to be endlessly fascinating. The blooms are delicious and the colors are quite vibrant.
This is a new brand of paper for me with this one. I decided to shake things up a bit and just reached into my paper storage and pulled out whatever my hand landed on. Turned out to be Union Square, 12 x 16. 140lb watercolor block, 10 sheets. I had purchased this paper quite a while ago when it was seriously on sale at Jerry’s.
I really enjoyed this paper. I have not painted on watercolor blocks before, and I really liked it. The paper didn’t buckle and warp, I didn’t have to worry about taping the paper down to my board, I could just use it as it is. Much more convenient. I may be investing in more blocks, or I’ll just make my own. Here’s a tutorial on how to do that from my favorite crafter, Lindsay.