Paper trial

The bakery has a large cafe area with big picnic tables.  There are a number of old cooking utensils and artifacts around the room.  The sketch shows an old electric stove.  It is next to a very over-sized chair that’s part of a set of two chairs and a table.  I’ve yet to get this set to appear as big as it is in reality.  Sigh.

Peggy H  had told a few of us about a paper sale at the Daniel Smith store. It is a 10-pack of 22×30 watercolor paper for only 19.95, which works out to about $2 a sheet. It is normally $36. That is a very good price.   It’s called Quiller paper,  made by Jack Richeson Co.  It is mould made in England.  It’s named for Stephen Quiller.   I think this is the same paper listed on Mr. Quiller’s website.  There it costs $55 for the same package.  Yikes!

I made another trip out to Black Diamond.  Before I left I tore up a sheet of the Quiller in order to try it out.  I did one sketch at the Bakery.  I think I like the paper alright.  I made a couple fairly wet washes and it buckled very little.  I didn’t have it taped down at all.   I’m not really that knowledgeable about the fine points of watercolor paper, though.

I’m not going to bind it into a book.  I still consider it a test so I don’t want to commit to a book full of it yet.  I think I’ll make a book like Lynne  made, hole punch some sheets and put them between hard covers held together by these clips.

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About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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