My new art order arrived yesterday and I decided to play a bit. Most of the order wasn't anything special - just replacements for stuff I was getting low on but I did order two new watercolor brushes. One arrived fine but the other was not what I had ordered so will have to be returned.
Anyway, I did play with the one new brush and the following is the result:
As you can see, it's one of our little Carolina Wren fledglings.
I like the new brush - it's an Escoda Versatil and this line was recommended to me because I paint in gouache as well as transparent watercolor. Gouache is hard on brushes and would probably destroy an expensive sable brush in short order - at least the way I paint! This brush is synthetic but supposedly behaves much like sable. I've never owned a sable brush that I know of so can't compare the two but this brush holds a lot of water and also has great snap. In other words, I like the way it handles.
Ok, off to try it with another subject! Hopefully, I'll paint something worthy of posting here!