"I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year."  ~ Edna St. Vincent Millay.


Mixed media fantasy painting - Only summer to your heart

"Only summer to your heart" 12 X 9 mixed media painting on Fabriano Hot Press watercolour paper.

I hadn't painted with watercolours in quite a while.  With this painting there were many new techniques to learn.

I had to force myself to walk away before applying more watercolour to the paper.  There is only so much water the paper can absorb and then it has to dry before more colour is applied.

It is wise to have many projects on the go, or to have some baking to do, or cleaning. Otherwise, a mess is likely to occur or the paper will simply start to fall apart.

An already difficult medium to control, watercolour is even more exasperating to work with on this very smooth Italian paper.

However, as this is my first try, and as I have a few other assignments to complete for this course with Katrina Koltes, I will perhaps get better results with the second painting I am about to start.

Other paintings using some of Katrina's techniques can be found here  A child of the palace of dreams and here The last dream of my soul.

Katrina's website is https://katrinakoltes.com

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