I was needing a little “Spring” in my step yesterday so I purchased a new color of watercolor that I didn’t have – Viridian from Winsor and Newton.
According to Wikipedia, the name “viridian” comes from the Latin word viridis which means “green!” It is a deep blue-green color with a hue toward green.
I enjoyed playing with my new watercolor by splashing some paint around on 140 lb hot press paper:
I layered crumbled deli paper on top to give it this texture.
After this layer dried, I added some Opera Rose pink and Prussian blue on top:
I’m really loving the texture of the deli paper. It gives a little different texture than plastic wrap.
So I had to try it again – this time with several colors:
I love the earthy organic texture on this one.
I also tried one with salt on top of the wet watercolor:
I’m hoping to use these watercolor experiments as papers in my collages.
Happy Creating! 🙂