I've talked about the new Mica Magic watercolor paints by USArt Quest before and posted pictures of 2 of the paintings I've done using them, so I wanted to show you some of the color weavings I've done with them. In the past all of my watercolor paintings have been done using transparent paint, so the opaqueness of these paints was a new realm for me. Before I started on the paintings themselves, I decided to do some color weavings. I used the paint very thick on 3 of the ones posted here, and the 4th is just the opposite - very dilute. Unfortunately the scanner can't pick up the sparkly, reflective quality of the paint, but they really are quite special. Oh, and when I cropped these for posting, I accidentally cut off the name of the 3rd one - it's called Stargazer. The Pastelle weaving is really too light to be able to see what it's like, but it's very soft and lovely, and behaves very much like transparent watercolor.
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