Trials and….blog update

Been busy experimenting and trying out various papers in the hope of producing some work that I am happy with – and will consequently submit to the Surface Gallery in Nottingham for their Postcard Exhibition in January.

I found the 150gm white cartridge paper great if I wanted to use pieces of card to move the watercolour pigment around –

Carolyn J RobertsCarolyn J RobertsI like khadi paper as it can take quite a lot of water, pigments etc but in this instance it didn’t produce the effect I was after –

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Carolyn J RobertsCarolyn J RobertsI then tried Bockingford 10NOT (535gsm) paper produced by St. Cuthbert’s Mill, and with my trusty Jean Haines watercolour brushes came up with these washes –

Carolyn J Roberts

Below are the ones I am most happy with so will probably be submitting these – Carolyn J RobertsWhat do you think?

I have also been practising using my iPad for drawing using Procreate with the following mixed results –

Carolyn J Roberts

Carolyn J RobertsCarolyn J RobertsCarolyn J RobertsI am still getting to grips with all the effects as you can probably tell!

2 thoughts on “Trials and….blog update

  1. I agree, the cartridge paper works better than the Khadi paper, the works on the former are lovely. I really like the three ‘blue’ ones you’ve chosen, very striking!

    1. Thank you – I definitely think the three blue ones are the ones for the Postcard exhibition! Need to think of a title now! Might try doing larger ones and develop further – will keep you posted.

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