There’s a shiny black lab who insists on sharing my cheese and crackers when we hang out. It’s impossible to resist cracker division with this big love of a lap dog, and it gives me opportunities for surreptitious snapshots to make art. I’ve sent one of these linocut prints (an edition of 10) in lieu of a modeling fee. It’s a good thing when artists take care of their models. Modeling in exchange for cracker bits and artwork. 🙂
If you’re new to watercolor, and you get a creased-brow standing in front of the watercolor paper options at an art store (in person or online), I have something for you. I built a downloadable 3-page primer on watercolor paper because I wish I had one when I first started painting. You can get it emailed to you by clicking on the Watercolor Paper 101 banner in the upper left side bar of this page. I hope it’s helpful.