Wednesday, April 28, 2010
While I prefer painting on some good, thick, quality watercolor paper for my Splotch Monsters, I've also been challenging myself to try and make some on recycled paper. I recently found some stuff I'd normally discard into the recycle bin - cardboard, half-finished grade-books from work, etc. It can be difficult, since watercolors don't always work so well on thin papers, causing them to buckle. Still, I decided to embrace these imperfections and see them as part of the overall character of the work. In this case, I think I was lucky, using some inexpensive "metallic" watercolors on lightweight, gridded paper, expecting the worst.