Hi everyone amd thanks to Tom for posting his lovely work on our paper. It’s great for a non-artist like me to see how the papers are used.
Here’s an interesting thing that’s been done on the same paper Tom’s used. This is called ‘marbling’ and it’s a decorative technique most often used in bookbinding. In very very simplistic terms, paints are floated on the surface of water in a tray and then agitated into patterns. The paper is then laid onto the surface and pulled off – the paints transfer onto the surface of the paper. Not exactly watercolor but water and colour so…!
Hope you like that and happy holidays to our American friends!
Well, I ended up doing four paintings with William’s vintage papers and enjoyed using them. You have to work with them rather than just PAINTING – they are a little more absorbent, but the textures you end up with are very interesting – great for those who like granulation. I keep going back to my usual Saunders Waterford “Not” paper as well and in some ways its a bit of a relief as its easier to work with but then I get drawn back to this 60 year old paper with its visible cotton fibres – there seems something almost “organic” in it.
I’ll just put up one more painting on vintage paper and then I think I’ve said enough on that topic!
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