|S. and C. watercolor 7 x 5|
I have made these cards for each of our sons...and I tend to diddle way too long on them...I guess in search of perfection. Painting family members is always more restrictive, as they are so much more precious. This time I chose to use only brown and am satisfied with the result. The card was taped to the masonite support both to keep it flat and to create a border when complete. The artists' tape these days is way too sticky. I have been using painters' tape (the blue or the green kind) instead, and always rub the tape on my clothing to reduce its tack. Even then, the nap on the paper is roughed up on its removal. A slight burnishing with a bone folder can smooth it down again.
Congratulations S and C!