While I was painting this, I did have a landscape idea in mind and, if you rotate anti-clockwise, it is easy to read sky, trees, etc. However, it was really just playing around with the watercolour paper, which arrived today, a few days earlier than originally expected. That’s why I decided to rotate it: I’m playing, revelling in a painting surface that is much better than the sketchbook I had been trying to use.
The paper did bend a bit when wet but it didn’t cockle and it has settled flat as it dried. There is also a richer surface to the applied paint, probably down to the the texture of the paper and how it soaks the moisture in and captures the pigment. Over the next few days, I think I’ll do some more messing around with colour (and using up some more of my cheap paints) but I’ll also consider breaking out my higher quality paints and doing some more representational work too.