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I’ve just finished painting the Christmas card I’ve made especially for the Winsor and Newton’s Christmas competition. Their Ink competition was such fun I just couldn’t resist taking part in this one
I wish you all happy Christmas preparations!
Watercolour and golden ink on Arches cold pressed paper.
Here are two watercolor Christmas cards I made for Mariengold a couple of weeks ago.
I truly love the color of the Ink of Love by Montblanc but I was a little disappointed with its flow until I tried it in my Gamma sketchbook… there is something magical about this paper!
Doing little illustrations and vignettes really helps me relax and take a deep breath between large and complicated paintings. I still have some sketchbooks by Stillman and Birn and I thought it would be fun to fill one of them with lots of small pictures. This time I chose Delta series with lovely ivory paper but I wasn’t sure if it would be easy to work with in the technique that I use. I have to admit I do love this paper! It has enough tooth but it is also very smooth (so great for painting thin lines) and not as harsh on my sable brushes as Arches! Yay!