ShipwrightPosted: July 8, 2012
I found this wonderful little arrangement at the Beaconsfield Yacht Club. I went there with the intention of painting the boats but when I saw this I changed my mind. How could I resist those three pails in primary colours?
Today is the third and final day of paper comparisons. This was painted on a block of Fabriano Watercolour Studio and I was quite disappointed with this paper. I’m not satisfied with the texture of the paper itself (look at the top left corner of the painting to see what I mean) and it didn’t carry a wash well at all. It would probably be fine for a quick sketch but not for something with more subtle watercolour effects and washes. So this will not be in my bag to Santo Domingo this week. It was fine for small flat areas like in the pails but I found that when I tried to apply a large wash the edges dried too quickly. It could be because this paper has only 20% cotton content and I am used to paper made with 100% cotton.