Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Getting more colorful

"Two Roans"

Here's the newest update on the heavy horses. I like the progress of the piece but I have to admit to some frustration over the soft finish of the Rivers paper. It's pretty paper but a bit too delicate for my tastes. I miss the harder finish of my usual Stonehenge or Canson paper. I'm finding the colors aren't sitting very firmly on this paper either, smudging easily. I'm also finding myself worrying about the paper surface being compromised when I lift off color. Sigh. The cost of experimentation! At least you learn what not to do in the future!

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