Sunday, 12 April 2015

Using hot press paper




Using tertiary colours

Experimentation with varying types of paper

Since my workshop with Victorian artist Ev Hales in Pt Fairy last year I have been trying out hot press,cold press and rough papers with varying degrees of success.Ev.makes it all seem so easy.I think at the moment that I am handling rough paper,Arches 300gm better than smooth paper.However I will persevere trying to  figure out  what subjects are best suited for a particular paper.
I love the work of some Chinese and Japanese artists who paint so softly in very muted tones using tertiary colours.I am intrigued with their work and have tried doing some Japanese scenes using soft colours.Just a beginning!