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.

Published by Life Imitates Doodles Art, Reviews & Tutorials

Artist Ambassador for Zebra Pens. I'm a self-taught artist who dances about with all sorts of artistic mediums. My main loves are Watercolor, Zentangle and Ballpoint pen. The subjects of my work are many and varied and change at whim. I'm a little bit crazy, but doesn't that come with being an artist? At my Life Imitates Doodles Blog, I post a list of resource links for Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways two times a week. I also write reviews, hold giveaways and share my art work.

9 thoughts on “Cactus Garden on Indigo

  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. All of the above, I thought it was a photo too. I love how the salt and water effect worked.

  3. 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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