So, I learned a valuable lesson this week. First there was that joyous feeling you get when you have completed a successful full sheet watercolor. I painted wet in wet and there is always a frisson of excitement as the colors bleed and mingle and do wonderful stuff on the wet paper. As it dried I was patting myself on the back when- SHOCK, HORROR! Strange lines started to appear in my painting. It suddenly dawned on me that I had done a stupid thing. I had wet my paper and put it on a large sheet of cardboard to do the painting. The lines were from the corrugated cardboard. Ugh! Well, that was a good painting ruined.
I had a second attempt at the painting - sans cardboard this time, but of course no two watercolors ever come out the same no matter what you do…!