#764

11″ x 10.5″ Pen & ink, watercolor
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#753

10×8″ Watercolor, some pen & ink. Another experiment–feeling my way to making larger watercolors. I stapled 140lb Canson paper to a small stretched canvas, folding edges around the sides. I used a wet wash over most of the paper to see how it would respond. There was a little buckling, enough to be of concern for a larger piece. I will have to fix the paper to the canvas with gel. I’m NOT going to soak and stretch a 60 plus inch piece of watercolor paper. Maybe if I had a large floor space, and a bin, like used to mix cement–pull the paper out and lay it on towels. The Canson paper was too smooth, and too absorbent–got it for pen & ink and more discrete application of watercolor–not broad washes. For the larger work, I’ll get rolls of cold press Fabriano or Arches, rough.
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#752

12×18″ watercolor with pen & ink.
I’ve been working toward what I might do with large watercolors — 60″ or more, lots of repetition like this, fading into washes of plain color. Have done some experimenting–using gel to fix good watercolor paper to stretched canvas, and it works for smaller pieces (scroll down for #745)
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