New paper… old brush…

I’m testing watercolour papers for a (charity) project I am going organising for the new year which will involve lots of different artists. I want to send them a piece of paper (maybe) and so am trying some out. This particular paper is very like Khadi paper but is Jackson’s Eco paper. Very rough – look at the scan! Quite a white paper and heavy, takes water well without buckling. I really like it.

Next will be some Sanders Waterford – which when I look at it strikes me as very flat now!

Anyone got a favourite watercolour paper. I find it does make a huge different to the end result.

lemons

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6 Responses to New paper… old brush…

  1. Rebecca says:

    Wow, these look as fresh as anything! Lovely. 🙂

  2. John says:

    Lovely study! Interesting about that paper too. I often think that I should try out more papers! I started out using bockingford rough and extra rough before moving on to Saunders Waterford rough. I keep thinking that I should try out Arches one day, but that day hasn’t come yet!

    • designsweet says:

      It is interesting trying out different papers. I can be quite a ‘wet’ painter so having something that takes water without buckling it great. Arches is definitely worth a try – a lovely paper – but you feel it HAS to be a masterpiece at the price! I started on very cheap and cheerful Cotman which I still like!

      • John says:

        Haha – yes! I quite understand about the pressure of needing to create a masterpiece when you know you’re using expensive paper! Hopefully I’m building up to that point little by little! This reminds me that I do have a small block of Arches rough that I should dig out and have a play around with 😀

  3. Evelyn Flint says:

    I love trying new papers – I’m using khadi paper at the moment. But I also have Fabriano Artistico, Saunders Waterford, Arches and cheap paper. Arches is my favourite so far…! Iove your lemons – they’re wonderful. I like the textured effect of the rough paper….

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