|Miss Moo, 7"x5", watercolor on 140# paper|
Most watercolor artists will tell you that black and white are the hardest to paint 'by the rules' which are - no pure black paint - you have to get it by mixing other colors, and no white paint - the whites have to be the white of the paper. I follow the no black paint rule most of the time, but the white rule is much harder. I decided a while back that it isn't worth my time to stress on that one - now I use white gouache or casein when I need to. That gives me much more flexibility when I am doing a quick painting like this one. I don't think Miss Moo minds at all!