In the fast-receding days of college, I took a few art classes: Drawing 101, Graphic Design, and (my favorite) Watercolor Painting. When the painting class ended, I had several paintings of varying quality, tubes of paint, a mixing tray, several more brushes, and 5 big sheets of 300-pound paper.* The lot has languished sadly beneath my bed, until I pulled them out this weekend to see if I could recall any technique.**
Thalia encouraged me to post the results, so…um…it’s her fault.
*So called because 500 of the sheets will weigh 300 pounds.
**What I most certainly did not forget is the importance of taping down the edges of the paper to keep it from buckling too badly. The funnest part of any given painting is ripping off the tape.