I love playing around on watercolor paper. It's fairly inexpensive and because of that I feel more free to experiment. These 2 pieces were on 5 x 7 pieces of 140lb watercolor paper.
I had 2 barnwood-type frames that I decided to paint to make them more cohesive with these paintings--
--instant art for your walls!--with not too much expense.
I kept going this time with a larger piece of paper--
I've had these barnwood frames for years in various sizes, and when I was playing around with the paper, the idea came to me to use the frames, but give them more of a whimsy style by painting them.
More watercolor paper play--
finished and framed it--
fun to do and lots less stress by doing it this way--try it yourself--get some frames when they're on sale--and these look great behind glass too!
And now is the time of the year for me to start thinking about art shows. I have some listed on my sidebar, with more coming. I've been taking my new art and putting them on 6 x 6 canvases and cradle boards--
these guys are the popular ones at the shows.......