Art Tips
Joanna COKE
I've just completed this painting (half sheet) titled Poppy Dance.  It was
created in transparent and opaque watercolors using Mission Gold paints.
The painting process is not what you'd expect.  I started off with an overall
theme, poppies, and then winged it from there, as you will see in the images
below.  In the end, I continue to learn how to let go to keep some areas
loose as compared to other areas with 15-20 layers.   
*** THE KEY in layering watercolors - thoroughly dry the paper in
 between each layer AND use 1 or 2 brush strokes when applying
 the next layers on top of existing areas so that you do NOT
 activate the paints underneath.   The overall colors will stay cleaner!