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My Favorite medium is watercolor painting. I love to use a variety of techniques and papers to keep my work interesting.  Today I will be going through a step by step process for a technique I use with liquid watercolors and rice paper. I adore Eastern style art and much of my inspiration comes from old Japanese paintings and block prints.  To keep with the spirit of the rice paper art, I chose Nature and Pandas for the theme of the piece. This piece is titled “Peaceful Pandas”.

The greatest advantage to this technique is the wonderful texture that appears throughout the painting. It offers a solution for foliage that is both beautiful and simple. I use this technique a lot with smaller subjects on the page to emphasize the importance of the nature around the subject.