Strathmore Aquarius. It’s one of their higher end papers. I do find that the surface gives a distinctive look to your painting. Although, it’s only 80 lb, it’s a cotton/synthetic blend that does little to no buckling (depends on humidity). That and the light weight makes it a great watercolor paper for hand-made journals. It’s more or less my…[Read more]
Thank you! I painted this from a photo I took while she was singing and quilting. She was one of four women from Gee’s Bend, Alabama at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show several years ago. I’ve always planned to paint the other three, but my photos of them aren’t as good!
I mostly use the Pigma Micron with watercolor because it is so waterproof. The Tombow Fudenosuke isn’t bad The tip is slightly flexible and you can vary the line width in a single stroke. You have to let the ink dry for a while before rewetting or it will activate, and it can’t take as much water as the Micron. I like using Sakura gelly roll…[Read more]
I mostly use the Pigma Micron with watercolor because it is so waterproof. The Tombow Fudenosuke isn\'t bad The tip is slightly flexible and you can vary the line width in a single stroke. You have to let the ink dry for a while before rewetting or it will activate, and it can\'t take as much water as the Micron. I like using Sakura gelly roll gel pens to \'save\' paintings I\'ve overworked. This might work for Thomas Blanchard\'s shadow problem that he posted about. The gelly rolls add some shine back to the painting. I don\'t know how lightfast they are, and in a journal they can leave color on the opposing page. But if a work is ruined because you can\'t get more paint on the page - why not?
Afternoon Glow-Qor Pigment with Sakura Gelly Roll on Schut Elegance 140 CP
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