This was painted on the same surface as my first Clydesdale, but that one was regular watercolors and this one is Japanese watercolors.
ACEO, Arches Artboard coldpressed watercolor, Japanese watercolor
I scanned them side by side so as to see the comparison. I wasn't trying to match color schemes exactly, and my methods were not exactly the same for painting these (the watercolor has conte crayon), but I think you can see how much I love love love the Japanese watercolor. The colors are just smoother and brighter. Both paints have their places, but I am really smitten with the Japanese.
Oh, also...the new one uses my new gold paint...ohhh my I love it!