Watercolour masks

I've been back into my watercolours again and feeling inspired by masks... these are a little fictional, but inspired by a variety of Incan masks... 

I love the precious stones and ornate detail in the original masks.

I've also been experimenting with different papers... the blue painting is on a hot pressed, lovely satin finish paper... the red on a cold press, rough paper. So, entirely different!

Next I want to try a brighter white paper. Both of these are on Traditional White and really bring back the paper colour... particularly on the rough paper, it seems to just absorb the light... I want something a little more radiant next time!

What paper do you prefer to use?

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