You may remember a few months ago I won art supplies from Shona at The Artistic Life. The art supplies are necessary for the projects in her book The Artistic Mother: A Practical Guide to Fitting Creativity into Your Life.
In keeping with my vision of creating more this year, I cracked open Shona's book again and got busy making myself some background papers. This is one of them:
Santa was very kind and left a collection of paint brushes in my stocking (how did he know?) This was done with basic red, yellow and brown using a coarse bristle brush. I like the feathery look the brush made. I didn't gesso the paper before painting. I have no idea how important the gesso step is. Guess I'll find out! I've prepped some paper with gesso for the next round. I picked up a few more paint colors to try out as well :)