This is one of my favorite watercolor techniques. I wrinkle the paper thoroughly before I begin painting so that I get this interesting stained glass type texture through the painting. I paint the background first. When the paper is completely dry I start painting the subject and the details. I love painting children. This little guy was the baby of a dear friend. She had just finished giving him a bath and set him down. I took the lampshade off the nearby lamp to get good strong light and took pictures of him. He was so mesmerized by the light he kept pointing at it. Perfect.
What do you think?