what do you paint on?
Watercolor paintings may be done on watercolor paper, watercolor canvas or Aquabord.
Watercolor paintings done on cold-pressed paper are very nice. However I prefer to use Claybord or Aquabord.
butterfly painting is done on Aquabord made by Ampersand.
what colors will you use?
I used tube watercolor paints for painting butterflies.
- New Gamboge Yellow (A warm yellow)
- Phthalocyanine Blue (called Thalo Blue for short)
- Quinacridone Violet (A reddish violet)
- Dioxazine Purple / Ultramarine Violet (A bluish violet)
Mix your greens from the blue and yellow and use purple to darken the greens when necessary.