Remember the sketch I posted last time? Here is the painting in progress taped still to my drafting table. First it was necessary to clean up the sketch in Photoshop. Next, I lightened it and printed it directly onto 140 lb. watercolor paper.
Every time I paint, I keep some bristol or scrap watercolor paper nearby to test colors, take notes on color, and make some scribbly paint sketches. My goal is to have my finished paintings become one with my scribbly sketches, which I tend to feel more love for. (Sorry finished paintings...I love you, too.)
I don't like leaving paintings incomplete for too long, but I have a design project that must be done by tomorrow. I will post somewhere when it's finished.