When I unframed an old painting for rework I was surprised to find that I had painted on 140 lb Arches hot press watercolor paper. I'm not sure what I was thinking in choosing to work on that surface so I decided to try watercolor paper again. This time I used 140 lb Fabriano Classico cold press just because that is the first sheet of wc paper I came to in my flat file. The scene is from my Hometown Marshland photo shoot last weekend.
It was a challenge to paint with such minimal paper tooth. I left some areas lightly colored so the texture of the paper would show (see the enlarged section below). I'm not sure this painting will leave my studio but it was an interesting experiment.
Barbara lives in Washington State, USA. She is a Signature Member of the Northwest Pastel Society, the Pastel Society of the West Coast and the Pastel Society of America. Barbara was recently honored as a Master Circle Member in the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS). She is a juried member of Women Painters of Washington since 1998, Charter Member, Signature Member and past President of the Colored Pencil Society of America.