i wanted to experience what it would be like to run a wet brush loaded with pigment across some rough watercolor paper.
the texture is indeed rough, like the finest sandpaper. it is heavy paper with hardly any buckling. and quite expensive!
but i just had to get some. this is rare for me. i’m not one of those creatives who tries out any and everything under the sun. at times i’ve wished i could be, but i am narrowly focused and my curiosity about everything in the world does not extend to art supplies.
except that the other day i tried my paints on an old italian sketchbook with cold press paper and it was so beautiful i knew i would have to get some rough paper to try.
i will commence to exploring this weekend. reporting my satisfaction or lack thereof as i march along.
in the meantime i continue to stare at my bookshelves and paint my books.
i wonder. what are you doing out there?
scattered across the world as you are.
do report in from your wonderland with a tidbit of news.