Over the years I have bought handmade paper. I have a very large collection that is waiting to be used. I keep saving this paper thinking I'd improve my painting skills; but the real reason is I'm afraid I'd waste it painting bad pictures. Once in a while I take out a sheet and paint on it and remember why I bought the paper in the first place. Handmade paper just loves watercolor paint.
So today I finally opened my journal with handmade paper and painted this small watercolor painting. The size of this painting is 5 x 7. I used Daniel Smith watercolors and a touch of Schmincke gouache.