Sunday, February 15, 2009

Cave

Who wouldn't love a Great Dane Cave?! The more I work, the more I realize good paper makes a difference! The first image (girl pony-back riding Great Dane) was done on fairly thin hot pressed watercolor paper, and the color isn't working well. This image is on heavier medium-rough watercolor paper, and the color seems to work better. Does anyone else fight with their paper? I'm constantly trying to find just the right paper.

4 comments:

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Yes, yes, paper is everything when it comes to watercolor. This is wonderful.

angelic pursuits said...

I feel like I'm being Vanessa's shadow -- I mean to say what she says before I've read her comment.

Good paper IS everything, especially with the color. I personally use Fabriano soft-press and really like it (cold press or rough press always have too many bumps that get in my way!), but I also like cold press, as long as it's professional paper. I read some artist say that, given the choice between professional paints and paper, he'd always choose the paper.

And this piece is beautiful. I agree with you that I prefer the way it turned out better than your other paper. Good work, Linda.

GAFFER GIRLS said...

love love love your blog...
so glad I found you today...
you girls have a great week..
mona & the gaffer girls
ps.. everywhere I turn today wonderful talent..too much fun

Debbie Flood said...

Hi Linda,
I use Cresent Premium Watercolor board. it is 100% acid free all the way through. It is museum quality.
I use cold press, and occasionally hot press.
Because it is a board, it takes a lot of scrubbing/lifting and high detail!
Since I discovered it, I never went back to the papers.
Funny you did this gray spotted dane! I have a photo of a baby boy sitting on one, while it was laying down. I've been going to paint it, just never got to it! LOL.
Love yours...both of them!
Debbie