I haven’t used watercolours since I was about 13 and got a set for my birthday. I used that very same set for this painting of my good friend Ben. As a medium it’s very unpredictable and unforgiving compared to oils. However this leads to that distinctive loose, lively¬†quality which you can’t recreate with anything else.

It’s good to have a new challenge and I’m definitely going to play with watercolours more in the future.

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Video of the painting process

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