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Friday, February 26, 2010

Continuing with Watercolor Painting of Hope Valley

We have a new storm blowing it.  The sky is getting darker, so I thought I would photo this before the flash comes on and spoils the image.  Then I will go back and work some more.

After painting the first day on this, I realized I grabbed a different paper than I usually use.  I usually paint on 140 lb. Arches cold press.  I was wondering why this paper was so stiff!  But I like how it doesn't warp and buckle!  It is the left-over piece of 300 lb. Fabriano Artistico that we used in a workshop.  It is an interesting paper.  It has a little bit of texture and it has some kind of gell on top of the paper, so your paint doesn't soak in.  You end up pushing it around on top.  So, my mountains and sky look different than I was expecting.  No matter.  I will try things differently and learn something in the process.

1 comment:

ti-igra said...

Carolyn! I really love the mountains! You often begin to paint primarily with the mountains! They are very soft :-)