While I was waiting for parts of the umbrella painting to dry, I did some color swatches in my Daniel Smith watercolors. I have a set of cools and a set of warms. Now I just need to figure out which ones want to be best friends :) and get them paired up to do some Carol Carter style painting.
Two of the painters in class Tuesday didn't do the fluid acrylic batik painting and worked instead on CC watercolors. I want to do both but need to finish up the acrylic paintings first before moving on, I think. I've started the gum nuts painting - lots of greens and I only have a few colors of the fluid acrylics but am going to add acrylic matte medium to some watercolors (mixed separately from my watercolors) to turn them into acrylic paints and work with them - I especially need a nice violet for those gum nuts! When it's dry, I'll get a photo to share here of where I am with it.