It’s a happy egg!

I was focusing on learning how to do a masking around the egg, and doing a colored wash background.

This was my first watercolor painting with “real” paints and brushes, and it’s much more fun with better paints. The pigment is can be stretched much further, and layering effects work out in an interesting way.

I’ve been on a watercolor kick for the last 1-2 months, and I think I’m actually starting to understand how to pigment behaves, and I’m starting to enjoy myself.

This was my first ambitious watercolor project, I think I spent ~10 hours on it total.