Under The Arches

Under The Arches

It's good to try different papers, I've never bought a really expensive one, and usually use Bockingford, Daler Rowney or Derwent, but I recently bought a cheap art pad from the Works and I've found the watercolours are quite strong and vibrant and a good grain to it, i think you can certainly tell the difference with your paper in this painting it seems to have soaked the paint up quite a bit 😀

Good rich colours Thalia, the eye seems to be looking at me! Have you tried the new W &N professional paper? Very nice if a bit expensive.

Another beauty Thalia.

Thank you Linda, my son's Maltese partner bought me some weird cheap water colour paper, it's slippery, but really good for plein air. I agree, they look soaked. Need to try bigger size to show the rough surface off to best advantage. Thank you Stephen, it's the eye of Osiris, found on many Mediterranean boats as protection, I think. No not tried that, Would have to search in Vee Gee Bee, Malta, as they do sell W&N, Thanks Lewis and Sandra for looking!

Wow, suc( amazing vibrancy. Just out of interest, which paper do you enjoy working on best?

Thanks Diana, I guess I enjoy all, providing I've given enough time and thought to the outcome. I've used Bockingford for years and years, but love Arches rough for bigger stuff, and Saunders Waterford too. Not easy to get good paper here, I frequently import from K...expensive postage!!!

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I'm finding the effects I get with either Saunders Waterford or Arches Rough so very different from my usual Bockingford. Another tiny 5x3ins painting, similar scene to an earlier post this week.

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