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.