Review-Hahnemühle A5 Watercolor Book

This topic contains 21 replies, has 6 voices, and was last updated by  Sandra Strait 1 year, 7 months ago.

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     Jennifer McLean 
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    @jennifer-mclean

    now that you mention it, you’re right, color does lift more easily. I have to get used to how the color MOVES on the paper and I’m using a little too much water so I have to adjust that too.

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     Sandra Strait 
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    Yeah, in some ways the color lifts almost too easily.  It can be difficult to glaze until you get the right water ratio because you’ll lift color away instead of adding more.

    #129527
     Jennifer McLean 
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    @jennifer-mclean

    glad to hear it wasn’t just me, I was thinking that since I’d been doing so many watercolor PENCIL drawings and almost no paintings that when I went back I’d forgotten what to do!! At least I know now it’s not me, I just have to learn how to use this paper. Thanks sandra, I feel better now!

    #131460
     Kate Powell 
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    @kate-powell

    I think I am a fan-gurl of these watercolor books.  Besides the paper, I also love the little bit bigger A5 size — just a touch, but so nicely proportioned!  I can paint and write without crowding!

    #131462
     Sandra Strait 
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    @sandra-strait

    I’ve eager to work in my A4 size, but the daily postcard paintings have been taking up most of my painting time.  I do love the Hahnemühle watercolor postcards, but I think I’m going to start cutting down some of my other papers to work on.  I don’t want to the point where I’m so used to the way those postcards work that I have difficulty on other paper, lol.

    #132148
     Jennifer McLean 
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    @jennifer-mclean

    Good idea Sandra. It’s so easy to get used to one way and find skills slip a bit in other areas. I hate it when that happens. I really don’t like being unhappy with the art I make, it makes me grumpy!

    #132157
     Sandra Strait 
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    @sandra-strait

    Same here.  Although, sometimes I’m grumpy going in so nothing I do makes me happy.

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