Sunday, April 21, 2024


.                                                              11x15 sheet

Still playing around with colors--and brushes, and paper--for the Scotland trip, during which I really hope to paint daily.
This is Fabriano Artistico extra white. I really like the texture but I'm a little concerned that, especially when the paper is wet, the color lifts too easily.
I let the paper dry totally, then finished. I like this paper.


René PleinAir said...

Love it !!

Just a thought, have you ever washed the paper at home with a strong deluted burnt sienna which gives the paper a soft orange glow.

Give it a shot if you never done this!!

Debbie Nolan said...

Lovely work. I bet your Scotland trip will be fantastic. I can just imagine how wonderful it would be to paint the lovely scenery. Take care.

laura said...

Thank you, Rene. I don't usually do an underpainting. But I have sometimes been brushing the sky with a light raw sienna wash before painting the sky, and it does add a nice warmth. I'll give burnt sienna try!

Thank you, Debbie. I expect to be overwhelmed by Scotland!