I have decided to take this image and work it one more time. Using my first attempt as a color study I will attempt more jewel like colors. I have the final image in my mind, and I want to make one more go at it.
The photo is of my watercolor board that I have used for many years. I made it when I was in college, out of plywood. It has come in handy each time I have worked large in watercolor. I made the decision not to stretch this sheet, as I am not going to have thick washes going at any one time. Yet I have taped down the paper with brown paper tape. I will put a staple in each corner, to help eliminate any buckling that might occur. This is 300 lb paper, so I doubt there will be any troubles. I will do my best to take progress shots.
This is a new charcoal I began on my weekly outing. At the art store this week, I picked up some 300 lb hp paper to try, and I am loving it. It is much smoother than the Rives, and yet has a great feel as the charcoal is applied. It takes darks, and erases to a gorgeous bright white. It also can control a crisp edge.
I hope to have many pieces in the next week to share with you.
Thanks for stopping by to look.