I received some goodies in the mail yesterday when I returned from watercolor class. I had ordered these from Dick Blick art supplies for future printmaking fun. The Reeves watercolors are the kind Sharon used during our printmaking workshop at Marilyn's last Friday and they worked well - couldn't find the Pentell brand other than order from a shop in Canada and the shipping was as much as the paint so going to try this first. This book (I have glanced through it) has everything from monoprints to carbarundum (not spelling that right but not walking downstairs to get the book right now) prints and more advanced things. Hoping to get a good baren and a larger, harder brayer next and see if I can get a good piece of plexi at a hardware store - they cut pieces but doubt that they sand the front and edges.
And in class yesterday I put a bit more paint on the gold gessoed watercolor paper (hotpress) and then soaked a piece of hotpress watercolor paper and put it on top of this one - and brayered the image off = not enough pressure so it was pretty smooshy looking (that's not a technical term but you know what I mean = faint with soft edges all around). So added a bit more watercolor to it to brighten it up. I like the blue cow but not the brown one - maybe I should have made it more orange and red?
Since the one on gold gesso (which you've seen before) was called Once in a Blue Moo, I guess the print is called Twice in a Blue Moo? ha ha
I worked on a yupo painting in class, too. Will share that later. For now, rest time is up and time to get back to waxing the floors!