Thursday, August 22, 2013

boys

 

Drew these on 90 lb. paper because I thought I'd go in with one wash and stop ... Of course, that's not what happened, and the washes got tired looking, which seems to happen quicker on lighter weight papers.
So, I'll consider these preliminaries and redraw them on 140 lb.

A few people asked, in comments on the previous post about too-absorbent paper, what paper I was using. I have a stockpile of paper, most of it Fabriano, some Arches, 140 lb., in sheets and blocks.
I don't know what causes the problem--where the paint sinks in instead of remaining on the surface for a bit ... It's very humid here at the Jersey shore, and I think that's probably the culprit.
I try to keep my papers, even in the block, covered (so I won't take a painting off the block until I'm going to start a new one), and I think that helps.
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6 comments:

Joyfulartist said...

I live in South Florida and humidity is really a problem. Even with all my paper under air conditioning it seems to react differently in the summer. Sometimes I wonder if the sizing in the paper isn't affected somehow.

Joyfulartist said...

PS I love you jumping boys. They remind me of my grandsons.

Catharina Engberg said...

I´ve missed alot ! Love especially your boats! Wishing you a great sunday!

Barbra Joan said...

Looks good to me Laura, I'm liking your paintings of action people.
Humidity is a big culprit here in Florida, even though the house is air conditioned I have to keep my papers wrapped .. I can sometimes feel the sogginess right on the paper. It absorbs the moisture.. !!!

Mari Jose Molina said...

Preciosos trabajos, me encantan los colores y las escenas tan vivas, felicitaciones! Saludos

Barbara Muir said...

Love these. Have you ever tried the heavier weight of paper? 300 pound. I really like that paper. It has heft and is workable.

I love all of your work.

XOXO Barbara

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