Momma Bear was inspired by the sale of one of my favs "Wild Horses in Aspen". All watercolors are painted on heavy watercolor paper or in this case Arches watercolor board. Watercolor board in nice because you do not have to stretch it. Paint is Windsor Newton. The pink is a liquid masque (Richeson Mediums) which will rub off later......leaving the white or "sparkle" of the painting. (All supplies are available at Dick Blick Online.) Remember......The white in watercolor is the paper showing through so it is important to keep some of the white. I try for a wide range of value (lightness vrs darkness) to create an interesting composition. 3rd Photo shows blue painters tape representing aspen in the foreground. This is done to see if design is balanced before actually painting them in.