I've been trying out watercolors and different paper types. It's a hard medium to learn and it reacts differently to different paper types. I've been painting from tutorials online — mostly from Peter Sheeler's YouTube channel. He keeps it pretty quick, simple and easy to follow along. Each painting only takes about 30 minutes to draw and paint so I like that
|From Peter Sheeler's YouTube channel tutorial. The paper on this one is Arches cold press 140#.|
|From Peter Sheeler's YouTube channel tutorial. I painted this one in my sketch book which does not have watercolor paper. I'm not sure of what weight of paper my sketchbook has.|
The one below I couldn't get the sky to work at all. I think I painted it, then lifted the paint off and repainted it three times and redrew it twice. I first tried painting it on a cheap watercolor paper (not sure of the brand) but didn't like it at all so when I redrew it I used Arches cold press paper.
Also from Peter Sheeler's YouTube channel. Winsor & Newton watercolors on Arches cold press paper.