I always have a few test pieces of cold press or Yupo on my work desk.
I use them to test out my palette and see how textures and mediums will look before officially committing them to the painting. (Watercolor is not very forgiving.)
|Test sheet before.|
Every now and then, one of these colorful sheets really speaks to me. Forms and shapes whisper to me from the watermarks. I pick up a pen and their stories begin to unfold.
Watercolor & Ink on 140# cold press
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This particular sheet held a harrowing narrative. I won't divulge the entire tale, but this piece certainly sings of the trappings of society, risk, and compassion.
What story is this scene telling you?