Recently, I've been asked by several of my readers – why I call myself a Modern Watercolorist and not a Mixed Media Artist? Well, in all honesty – it’s mainly due to the supplies I use, how I use them plus a pretty traumatic story of how I learned I wasn’t a traditional watercolorist. But I’ll get to that in a second… In my previous post [CLICK HERE TO READ] I actually discussed the difference between modern watercolor and traditional or regular watercolor – so if you didn’t watch that video or read the post please please make sure to check it out. Some of you were curious after that video aired why I didn’t call myself a Mixed Media Artist but rather a Modern watercolorist which is how this video came to be.
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Not gonna lie – when walking into a store to purchase watercolor paper – the options can be overwhelming (not to mention the prices). But does painting on a heavier paper weight actually make a difference? You’ve probably noticed the numbers 140 lb/300 gsm – this isn’t talking about the quality of the paper – but rather the weight of a paper from a specified ream or stack of papers. The lighter the weight the more buckling and warping you will encounter – the higher the weight the thicker the papers and less as a result less warping. The 4 basic weights of watercolor paper is 90lb, 140lb, 300lb, and 400lb. Which is what we will be comparing in today’s study. In the study I will purposefully be using a