Watercolor on gesso - 11x15
Another great way to shake things up with your art is to paint on a different surface. Watercolor is predominately applied to rag paper that is designed to be thick enough for the paint to absorb while also letting it spread across the surface. If gesso - a white acrylic paint - is applied first it creates a slick surface which allows the watercolors to sit on top and the colors to stay bright. It also allows to use a more direct, painterly style!