Happy July 4th to Every One! In North Carolina, we were lucky to escape major damage from Hurricane Arthur.
According to news reports, there has been some "beach erosion and storm surge damage on the sound side of the Outer Banks; also water and possible pavement damage on sections of N.C. 12 and flooding in Manteo." However, the results could have been much worse. I am thankful that the Outer Banks did not experience a catastrophic hurricane. The area is so beautiful. We live about two hours from the Outer Banks and enjoy visiting the resort towns.
At our TAG Watercolor Painting Workshop, Catherine Mein suggested that we work with Canson watercolor paper as we perfect our painting techniques. The paper is less expensive so you don't need to worry if you botched a painting - and thereby ruined expensive watercolor paper,
I picked up a 30-sheet pad of 9" x 12" Canson watercolor paper (140 lb) for about ten dollars. I feel a greater sense of freedom when I'm painting now. After all, it's just a sheet of inexpensive paper. I completed the above quick painting yesterday.