Is it back to watercolors for me after I resolved to stick to pencil drawings? That lasted a day. I am so inconsistent. I did a couple of pencil sketches and I just couldn’t help but to paint over them. I like that some of the pencil shadings show through the paint. And I really like how the colors turn out in this paper. This is my Moleskine sketchbook which has a nice off-white paper. It’s vey absorbent though and cannot take washes and repetitive brush strokes. On watercolor paper, I apply a small amount of paint and then just push it around with my brush. That approach does not work on this Moleskine paper at all. I need to check if there is a watercolor paper out there with this shade of white.
Anyway, I will try to fill up the rest of the pages with pencil and watercolor paintings and see how it goes. Maybe it will help me minimize my brush strokes. I do tend to overpaint and obssess over the details.
This is my daughter in her Lunar New Year party dress. I wonder until what age would she allow me to put a flower in her hair.