I`ve moved to the other side of my studio and I`m using watermedia. The extraordinary painter, David Page Coffin, suggested I apply a thin coat of acrylic medium to the watercolor paper before beginning. The paint sits on the surface, similarly to Yupo. Though I haven`t done anything worthy yet, I sense great possibility. This reminded me of painting on gessoed yupo. There`s more control and a quicker drying time. Here I tinted the gesso with cobalt blue.