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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Spring Blossoms

Spring Blossoms

I finished this watercolor over the weekend and plan to use it as a lesson for my watercolor class at Riverside Arts Center.

The watercolor is painted on Dick Blick student grade 140 lb. watercolor paper.  It worked pretty well, although the paper doesn't have enough sizing for my needs.  The paint doesn't lift when you want it to so you have to be pretty certain about your strokes from the start.  All in all,  the paper worked well considering the economical factor - it is not expensive and is great for beginners.  It would frustrate experienced painters.

The painting is 8 1/2 x 11 inches.