I love the buds of deciduous trees. This belongs to a horse chestnut.
Those trees are rare up here in central Finland. This tiny seedling is a present from a friend. It has already survived two winters.
Today I have tried a new liquid: ox gall solution. When a few drops are added to water, the pigments flow even more freely on the paper. The upper image is painted on rough watercolorpaper, the lower on smooth one.
Experiments with watercolour.
The main roles at this theater are: madder lake light (red), phtalo blue and gambodge yellow. Something new emerges when they meet another.
Snow has melted and some small green leaves are beginning to emerge from the ground.