Monday, April 19, 2010
thank you and watercolor paper
In return, I post for you a picture of the robin's nest in my rose bush. Beautiful eh?
Thank you: PB (Doug), Sam, Kaylyn, Astrid, Janelle, Caroline, Leah, Deborah, NJ, Leah, Lisa, Jala, Carolyn, Donna, Jim, and Agne. (includes comments and emails) Thank you also to Kaylyn who emailed me a nifty graph of the choices.... impressive! Please come to the show if you are in the vicinity. I will be doing a demo on Saturday (May 15) at 4:30. Yipes!
I would also like to thank PB, otherwise known as Doug Daniels. He was aware of my explorations with papers and generously mailed me some samples from his stash. The square painting above was one done on a piece of Fabriano. I found that real watercolor paper DRINKS paint and the surface, even hot press, is bumpy. While I enjoyed some aspects I realized sanded pastel paper is not that bad. Today I returned to UArt (again) just to enjoy what I KNOW. Thanks Doug! If you haven't met him already check out his watercolor blog.
Since 80% of my paintings in the show are pastel I have them framed, rather than do it myself. I am an impatient framer and pastels are challenging to frame. It feels good to have that work shipped off to be framed. Cross that big job off my list.
Thank you again blogger friends!