Aquarelle, or Watercolours, is the medium I began with at the age of 13. This medium has an amazing range of uses, from loose ethereal washes through to pure pigment vibrancy. I love it, even though it is probably the most difficult medium to use successfully due to the fact that it is totally unforgiving. I always use the heaviest paper available, working with Bockingford for Landscape and Hot Pressed for Botanics. I work in any size from A5 to A2.
Working with Aquarelle, in conjunction with either graphite or ink, provides a great spectrum of results.