Monday, 18 October 2010

Wild weather and raging seas

Wild Weather, Raging Seas
15.5x15.5 acrylic on paper

Just thought today that I haven't mentioned what kind of paper I work on, for those that are interested my favourite is 300lb hot press arches. It feels like a substantial card and is about half as thick as a mountboard. I love to have a heavy weight paper so that it can stand up to the, sometimes torturous, applications of paint, (I have been known to take sandpaper to a painting to expose layers of underpainting). The heavy weight means I don't have to stretch it or worry that it will buckle, even with thick layers of paint or medium.

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