I tried Aquabord by Ampersand today. It is a clay coated masonite board that holds watercolor. The water darkens the clay coating so you really don’t know what it will look like when dry so I used a hair dryer every couple of minutes as I painted. I even painted with brush in one hand, dryer in the other! I guess you learn exactly what the paint will do when you have worked with it for a while. I really like the way the colors blend, they seem to have a depth that isn’t apparent when I paint on watercolor paper. Each subsequent layer seems to mix with the color beneath rather than laying of top of it.
8″x8″ Watercolor on Aquabord