Cactus Garden on Indigo


Schmincke Watercolor & Escoda Aquario Petit Gris size 12 brush on Indigo Hot Press paper. The textured effect was achieved using salt and sprayed water.

Back in May, around my birthday, we stopped at the MerriArtist on our way home from the beach. Hubby gave me a spending limit and set me free! I found this brush that I’ve been curious about for a while.

The Escoda Aquario Petit Gris Mop, Series 1130 Size 12.

The painting was done on Indigo Artpapers 100% Cotton Handmade Paper for Mixed Media, 16 x 20 Inches, 200 GSM, which was also part of his gift. Even though it’s called mixed media paper, it is so excellent for watercolor!

I haven’t had the chance to use either of these very much yet, though I’m loving them both.

9 comments

  1. Wow, at first glance I thought it was a photograph. Beautiful results – makes me want to sit down and paint something right now 🙂

  2. The shadowed cacti with the warm sunset in the background really does give a photographic quality, but much better and more inspired! Love!

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