Wednesday, 10 December 2014

"That Shell"
Watercolour on  paper   5" x 3.5"

I have been working on getting this shell right.  They are so complicated as
the form transitions in and out, while the growth lines spiral around the form.  
It is a trick to get it all right.  I used 140 lb stonehenge paper for this one.  
Stonehenge is meant to be a printmaking paper and if relatively soft, 
with very little tooth. I like it for watercolour  because the pigment literally
sinks into the fibres so it is easier to get clean edges.  I like to imagine that
 it is easier on my favourite brush as well, with less roughness to chew 
those small hairs to oblivion.

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