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Grey Owl | Hazardpublishing.com

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Watercolor pencils on gray paper. I was able to achieve this by spray-mounting the grey paper down to a piece of watercolor paper, giving it some backing and absorption.  My technique isn’t overly sloppy with the water, so the paper held up really well and I love the depth and mood the grey paper provides.


Owl by Watercolor | Hazardpublishing.com

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Every once in a while I like to try my hand at watercolor.  To me it’s one of those art forms that is at its best when it is seemingly random – just letting the water and color flow and getting something unexpected and natural that resembles reality.  And some people can make that look really easy.  “Carefully calculated random” is how I think of it…. and I’ve yet to be able to nail that process down.  But like most art forms “it’s all about putting in the reps”, to borrow a quote from the amazing Mr. Schultz.