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watercolor

Another watercolor...no title yet.
I appreciate how cold press paper adds texture to these abstract studies.  I'd originally thought to use hot press (smooth) paper but I realized textured would work best for my idea.  Texture is an important element in my encaustic paintings, so I wanted to incorporate it in the watercolors.

4 comments:

plasticanimal said...

I love the colors in this one! And the layers are so nice and rich with this one.

I love the cold press paper, the little crevices give the pigment a place to hang out!

Stephanie Hoff Clayton said...

plasticanimal,
I'd planned for using hot press paper, no texture, but I couldn't find it locally. As it turns out, the cold press is a better option for what I'm doing with this series.
With the layering- it's so interesting. You think you know how the colors will react with each other but there are always surprises.

david weir art said...

Hay Stephanie. NOW you can go crazy with all types of paper,and produce lots of work,

Mix papers and create your own,mmmmmmmmmmm

Might do that myself.

Stephanie Hoff Clayton said...

David,
Now there's an idea I hadn't considered- handmade watercolor paper. I can only imagine the texture I could achieve...
Thanks for your comment.