Happy Dance

autumn trees watercolor painting
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Yes, this is me doing my happy dance!

I had so much fun with watercolors on my retreat, I almost didn’t come home! I filled two tiny sketchbooks and very quickly wished for larger paper.

A drive to Cortona, where I knew I could procure fine artists supplies did the trick. I came home with 3 watercolor blocks. A block of watercolor paper is glued around all 4 edges, with just one corner open. This enables one to paint wet without the edges buckling.

The painting dries flat as it is held in place by the glued edge. When completely dry, slice it of cleanly with a table knife and voila ~ a clean, flat painting!

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