I have been back to the watercolours in the past weeks. I love the discipline of the medium as well as the way the paper receives the pigments. Wet washes sink in while drier applications hover on the surface. It always seems to me that that paper resonates more like a soft skin as opposed to canvas behaving like an exterior fabric.
I don't generally use masking fluid or draw out the subject before painting, but prefer to work directly with brush and pigment. I also work from a 'live model', not a photograph. I feel that this leads to a less static interpretation of the flower.
5" x 7" watercolour on acid free paper