|crow in watercolor on Fluid hot-pressed paper - copyright Jan Gibson|
However, I recently got an order which included some Fluid brand watercolor samples which I used for the above crow. Huge mistake as I fought the paper the whole time.
Hot-pressed watercolor paper is my usual when I use watercolors but this brand did not perform like any other I've used. I did try some colored pencil on it and it seemed to work well for that. Too bad I donated all my quality colored pencils to our local high school! But, good thing I only got 3 sheets of the paper to try!
And here is another watercolor crow:
|crow in watercolor on Arches cold-pressed watercolor paper - copyright Jan Gibson|
Or maybe not as I usually don't like to mess with a painting once I've done it once!