Sunday, January 9, 2011

Tulips

on Curry's 200 lb 100% cotton paper


on Arches 140 lb CP paper
For the first time I tried Arches paper - one of the best watercolor papers, and the one that most artists use. Decided to try two similar pictures to compare the papers. Arches felt very fine and smooth. It seems easier to control the water, and pigments mix beautifully on it. I was surprised though how easy it is to get a back-run. Apparently it will take time to get used to its properties.

I have to thank the artist Ruth S. Harris and her blog "A passion for Watercolour!" for the inspiration to paint flowers and for some specific techniques I learned from there.

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