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November 30, 2012

Colored Pub

Here is the painted version of the black and white drawing I'd done in London. As I stated before, I used a new kind of watercolor block. This one is hot press and I've only used cold press in the past. The paint does not go on so well. Cold Press works like magic but Hot Press is a drag. It takes forever to dry and is difficult to work with. I needed all my skills to make it work. If I can't find a reasonable substitute soon, I may be stuck trying to work with this stuff for a while. It won't be pretty. The result is OK but the ordeal of fighting the piece of paper each time is a nightmare.

6 comments :

Richard Sheppard said...

Bad paper or not, the sketch is great! I love the transparency of the line work on person at the bar. He almost looks like a ghost.

Kresling said...

Isn't hot press better for the penwork though, inasmuch as it's smoother?

Jim Scheel said...

We are our own worst critics, are we not? That being said...

I think it's wonderful! I loved the black and white and I love the colored version. The colors are wonderful.

I look forward to seeing more of your work. :-)

crystolyn said...

me too, the lines thru the patron, tho perhaps not intended, create a definite mood, emotion and lead the viewer into contemplation.

Diminished Sanity said...

The whole thing is absolutely wonderful. All the fine tuning. I love it. But... I do understand your frustration with the paper. If the colors are not going on well for you it could hamper your style. Let's check my memory. You want cold-pressed, smooth finish, watercolor 10 x 14 BLOCK? Close? Maybe we should all shoot Canson an email demanding the return of the Tommy Kane Watercolor Block. We all want one. Right folks?

kane said...

Kresling is right. The pen goes on great with Hot press. The watercolor just sort of sits on top of the paper and takes a long time to absorb. The cold press version they had, the pen worked great and the color went on and dried instantly. Now painting is a battle.