With this ATC-size painting, I had a little extra paint to use up and I was playing with wet-in-wet and admiring how smoothly the color flows off the new brushes I recently bought. Cheap Joe's had 40% off on their Legend series Kolinsky Sable brushes--how could I resist? I just wish I could have afforded to buy a complete set. I settled for one round (size 6) and one flat (1/2 inch). Just those two ran $40 at 40% off! Not cheap, but I've been saving my pennies for a while just for such an occasion.
But let me tell you--the brush does matter. It's much easier to control your backruns, and your brush keeps it's point. You can paint much longer without picking up more paint or water.
I suspect the Legend series isn't top of the line. But they are leaps and bounds over the synthetics I have. Now I just need to get one or two of the better synthetics so I can compare. Maybe a Da Vinci or Escoda. Maybe for Christmas, lol! Maybe.
At any rate, I wasn't trying to paint anything--just dropping color into color and making shapes. Afterward, the shapes made me think of an alien landscape. Maybe a Martian Vacation Spot? I used a Pigma Micron to add a few patterns and heighten the tiki look.