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linley.plester

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Owl
on: April 29, 2017, 02:56:46 AM
This painting is a mate to the other owl painting in the Mixed media forum, but this one is all watercolour. A3 St Cuthberts Mill 300gm wt paper. I like this paper because it seems to be very robust and will allow me to use masking fluid and to scrub and lift as much as I want.


I think I found another part of your problem, Linley.  Your photo was PNG, not JPG.  Not sure if that made a difference, but once I cropped and saved it as JPG, it came out full sized.

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EmmaLee

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Reply #1 on: April 29, 2017, 12:49:11 PM
This is a very pretty painting. Those feathrrs are lovely.  :clap:
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Reply #2 on: April 29, 2017, 02:00:13 PM
 :thankyou: Emmalee. By the way, I'm bowled over by Sydney. wonderful likeness.


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Reply #3 on: April 29, 2017, 03:03:54 PM
Thank you, Linley.  :blush:
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Reply #4 on: April 30, 2017, 12:06:52 AM
This is so well done, Linkey! I'll have to try the 300 paper. Sometimes the 140 lbs doesn't seem sturdy enough!
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Reply #5 on: April 30, 2017, 02:18:21 AM
Sorry Sharon 300 grams and 140lb are the same weight.   ;)  It's the quality of the sizing that makes the paper more workable. St Cuthberts Mill has both internal sizing and external sizing. It comes in blocks of various dimensions, and Amazon has a ltd stock at the moment.


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Reply #6 on: April 30, 2017, 02:45:43 AM
Sorry, Sharon I just discovered that That supplier is in Australia. I'm listing the website so you can see pics of the blocks. http://www.adamstownart.com.au/watercolour/paper/saunders_waterford.php
Saunders Waterford is generally very high quality paper. But as Dennis says in one his latest paint-alongs, the key is not to use too much water.  When I restarted painting a year ago I looked up how to stretch watercolour paper. One of my sources told me to soak the paper in the bathtub and then tape it to a board while it was still wet. I then proceeded to try wet-in-wet by flooding the paper again. Apparently too much water removes the sizing which strengthens the paper. You are merely meant to brush water over the paper for wet-in-wet, not soak it. My paper (which was supposed to be of the highest quality) almost disintegrated, and tore when I tried to remove the masking fluid. Horrible! Some people seem to spritz it with a water spray instead. I've never tried that method, and I'm still pretty unskilled at w-in-w, but using less water really seems to help. If you've watched Dennis in his Paint-Along, Still life with Pomegranates, lamp and wine glass,esp in Pt2, he demonstrates how little water he uses. He says he can then use a cheaper paper. hope this helps.


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Reply #7 on: April 30, 2017, 02:49:29 AM
Ha, ha.... I just saw your Red pepper.... And I presumed to give YOU advice.... :idiot2:


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Reply #8 on: April 30, 2017, 08:16:18 PM
HAHA about 300 grams and 140 lb being the same!!!
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Reply #9 on: May 01, 2017, 02:53:29 AM
 :D       :2funny: