As I said yesterday, a little while ago I bought some postcards made of watercolour paper which you can paint on. Below are the second two in a four card series depicting Fire, Water, Earth and Air. Here are Earth and Air:
This picks up the earth which makes up the rolling hills of Dartmoor. It’s more stylized than the other designs. I might do this one again at some point.
Next – Air
I painted a butterfly to hint at air – since it’s a flying creature, but also used blue swirl shapes to give substance to what is otherwise an invisible element.
As a painting surface the postcards were great – much better than I thought they might be. They didn’t even need stretching for this level of painting, although if I was going to do more than one wash I might stretch them.