Wednesday 19 September 2007

Expensive paper



I know ,I know, enough with the anemones already!
But I feel I'm making progress, should bloody well hope so, this is the fifth attempt.
This time though I used expensive watercolour paper, I mean really expensive...
13 euro for a sheet of 20x30" 600gms weight rough finish.
It's the most I ever paid for paper but oh it is so worth it.
I like the way it bleeds the paint and soaks up the water without buckling, it just adds an extra dimension to the painting that I love.
It's a whole new learning curve but I'm not complaining, I'm thrilled about it.

5 comments:

Sherry Rogers said...

This is beautiful! Seriously!

Robyn said...

Beautiful result! I'm really enjoying your obsession with the anemones. 13 euro - that's expensive. The most I've paid for Fabriano 300lb paper is 7 euro per sheet. Beautiful paper is worth the investment. Unfortunately I usually let it intimidate me.

janie said...

thank you sherry and robyn.
I do believe my obsession is paying off.
Robyn , I know exactly how you feel, but I divided the sheet into four pieces and then I didn't feel quite so precious about it:)

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Spectacular! And I'm sure it's not just the expensive paper!

janie said...

Thanks scott, sweet of you to say.