"I don't believe that Carol Es is one of those artists, I know they are."
- Michael Jerome Phillips
These are various selected paintings where I used different water media including gouache, watercolors and Sukura inks; some even have collage elements too. I absolutely love beautiful papers. I'd drool all over them if it wouldn't ruin the paper. I paint on Fabriano Artistico, Arches, handmade papers, Strathmore, illustration boards, and #300 cold press watercolor papers, or, whatever works well. I like a smooth surface over a rough, porous type of paper, which makes for a more illustrative result.
My very first-ever paintings were mostly watercolor. I also used egg tempera and got used to the flow of the transparency of this kind of painting. It would be some years before I'd discover oil painting, so I made over a hundred pieces in watercolor before working in oil paints.