Squirrel above

This watercolour painting is a welcome to spring. Of course there was a little snowstorm the other day here in East Anglia to underline that spring is trying to start, but winter doesn’t want to leave just yet.

I used the Fabriano Artistico 12″ x 9″ HP 300 gsm for this one. I am a bit undecided about this paper. It sometimes sort of dissolves when I am generous with water or try to lift paint by adding clean water, even though I use a soft brush and is careful not to scrub too hard. Otherwise it is smooth and nice, but dries a bit too fast for me.