Experimenting with liquid watercolor

This week, i’m testing a new (for me) product from Schmincke : Aquadrop in the color Indigo.

It’s a fairly new product and it’s basically watercolor but liquid. I’m using mostly watercolor in tube as i like the richness in pigment in that king of format. But i wanted to try this and see if it would fit in my way of painting. I was expecting a less powerful color as the pigment is already “diluted” in water but oh no ! It’s fully vibrant and rich in pigment ! And it has the exact same characteristic as traditional watercolor paint. The pigment dispersed and travel on wet paper very nicely.

The final picture isn’t very interesting here, but my goal was to experiment, to learn and to observe what’s going on on the paper. Sometimes it’s good to take a step back from nice, finished paintings and just be able to paint without any pressure without the need to do something beautiful. It’s often in that kind of moment that you learn the most.

Trying Aquadrop in video

Supplies :
Brushes : Escoda Último nº18, Escoda Último nº8, Silver Brush Black Velvet 1/4″.
Paper : Arches rough.
Colors : Manganese blue (Daniel Smith), yellow ocre (Daniel Smith), Wisteria (Daniel Smith), Burnt sienna (Daniel Smith), Indigo (Aquadrop Schmincke), Opaque white (Schmincke).

And here you have the finished painting (Click to enlarge) :

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