While waiting for my woefully out of stock order to come in, I sat down and dedicated two weeks to some watercolor paintings. These are more 'studies' than full out finished works. I could yammer about them at great length, but I'll spare you that and just put a few notes about them!
These first few I painted exclusively with a water-holding sketching brush that I got. Painting an entire piece with a single brush was very interesting.
Alert Ruffed Grouse, 9" x 10" on 140lb rough
Green Heron, 6" x 11" on 140lb cold press American White Pelican, 6" x 11" on 140lb cold press
Finally, I switched to using some different brush sizes. I found that while I really love the little travel brush, it was probably not the best to use it on everyday painting, for me.
The following are where I started using my sable brushes.
Redhead Duck, 6" x 11" on 140lb cold press
Mute Swan- Repose, 6" x 11" on 140lb cold press Tree Swallow, 5.5" x 10" on 300lb rough
Canada Goose, 7" x 10.5" on 300lb rough
We're very nearly up to date now, and these posts will get much shorter thereafter! I also suppose I should mention, for any interested parties, that these are all very much for sale on the Featherdust Studios site.