Beta testing

Last week I experimented with a bunch of small samples of Stillman & Birn sketchbook papers. My favourite was the Beta series so this week I am trying out a full sketchbook of 7″ x 10″ sheets. I haven’t changed my opinion. In fact, I love the paper even more now that I have a larger sheet to work on. It takes the washes beautifully and it’s a pleasure to paint on such thick white paper (180 lb). The surface is cold pressed but it’s not overly textured nor too smooth. Just right.


10 Comments on “Beta testing”

  1. Ross says:

    Love it! Interesting subject… and a great, balanced composition with the white space and the items being cropped around the edges. I am also envious of the obvious organization… a similar view of my work bench would be a very different composition… more like an after-the-earthquake view.

  2. PhiipPhlop says:

    I thought it was a DALEK for a second. Made me double take!

  3. Lee Kline says:

    Shari, I learn more from each of your postings. You are the queen of shadows!

  4. Beautiful, Shari. Love how your pegholes fade away in the shadow. Such a wonderful observation. Making a note to myself to keep looking even at familiar stuff and not draw from memory.

  5. dezabaleta says:

    Good !

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