I really like mounting watercolors on board, I can have the advantages of watercolor, a very fluid way of painting, and then still have a painting that can hang on the wall without frame or glass.
I also quite like the look of varnish on top of watercolor, I think it brings out contrasts and looks very good.
So this is my latest watercolor and mixed media painting on paper, I used traditional watercolors, then a bit of gouache mixed with watercolor and watercolor crayons. ( From a picture I took in a North Vancouver park, BC, Canada)
See a step by step painting tutorial here
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