Last week I got new watercolors. These are the Cotman Watercolours from Winsor & Newton. So far I have only had a little travel set (also Winsor & Newton), but while I enjoyed mixing the colors, I was still craving more. This studio set had been on my radar for about six months and after I had got a big order through my shop I decided to splurge on this.
First, I unpacked all the little half pans and painted a sample with each color to see what they look like when they have dried on watercolor paper.
I'm still little experienced when it comes to watercolors, but I really want to learn how to use them. While I painted quite a bit with watercolors, I didn't really know what I was doing. Not that I know much more right now, but eventually I will. After all, my word of this year is "explore".
So I painted a tiny little piece because my fingers were itching to try out these colors. I used a stamp and simply colored it in, adding the chili peppers as a final touch.