I have finally gotten back to the studio--- and a few days at Jury Duty.
It was an exciting trial and a wonderful opportunity to be part of the judicial process. Long live jury trials!
Anyway, I am now back to work-- and decided to stretch my wings by
trying a new paper-- FABRIANO.
Kathleen Alexander said she loved it-- so I bought a reem to experiment.
My first attempt was of a landscape from the Everglades. A horizon of scrub pines and receeding sunset was the subject.
The paper is softer than Arches-- and more accepting of paint and wash. The blooms and back washes are also softer and not so pronounced.
I don't know if I like that or not.
On the plus side-- the paper is more 'forgiving' and easier to lift mistakes and correct values.
I like that!
So.. here's the second day of working on the landscape. I'm not done yet-- but will continue to develop the whites to blend in the image.
It is exciting to think that I will be working on a different paper-- from Italy!
Tomorrow-- I am branching out and painting an Iris.
30" h x 40" w