Just arrived in the mail! I am very honored to get this wonderful paper. Thank you so much, Ed! The washes stay open for a while, which is something I really need for my work. I remember at the Pasadena Expo a few years ago, I heard: ‘no one’s using rough paper, you’re the only one! Everyone wants cold press!’ That’s ok, it works for me, that’s all that matters!
Those of you who visit my blog know that I love painting horses! This is a small
sketch painted using the three primary colors. This painting is a value painting, there’s no color to speak of, yet it works! That shows us that if we get the values
right, we have a successful painting regardless of color. Color is important, but it
is of less importance than value!
That is WoNDerFul paper! Very lucky. I drool over at the art store. Way out of my price range, but not yours. Your watercolor of the horses are worth millions. I’m in awe! ~amy
Amy, I wish you were right..hahaha – yes, the paper is great! You absolutely need to spend the money to get a good result. Paper more so than brushes! And pigments..no shortcuts there! Thanks for your nice words!
I agree with pigments. I would agree with paper, had I not seen what my brother & grandfather could do on a paper bag or a napkin. 🙂 I hope, someday, to believe my work should be done on such high quality paper. Until then-the 40% off coupons to my art store work better. ~amy
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Have you seen the watercolor easel designed by Eric Michaels? Look on the internet for www. En Plein Air Pro. I like mine. It’s lightweight and portable. I have the oil and watecolor setup. Looking forward to taking your workshop at Star Harbor W/C Society in October.
Tina, those are decent easels I am familiar with them. But I got my own plein air set-up now! It’s custom made and very light. I’ll blog about it soon. Thank you, look forward to meeting you!
Well, I tried to reply, but don’t know if it went through. I said my usual “you are amazing!”
What three colors did you use. (And don’t tell me red, yellow and blue! LOL) I want specifics. If just so I can go back and continue to marvel at your horses.
Carol, my go to colors are Cobalt Blue, Carmine and Raw Siena. The horses are painted with those. Limited palette for me!