Friday, 24 February 2017

Watercolour paper test

I have tried out one of the sample pieces of paper supplied by Hahnemuhle - Akademie "Britannia" 300 gsm rough.  The paper has quite a pronounced ribbed texture which didn't really suit my way of working as wet in wet washes tended to settle, exaggerating that texture.  For someone working looser and on a larger scale this might not present a problem.  The watercolour washes remained quite vibrant and the paint did not sink into the paper, so washing out or lightening areas was easily achieved.  It might be worth trying out inks or fluid acrylics on another of these samples.

Watercolour on "Britannia" rough - 6.5" x 9"

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