7*10 inches; Acrylic on Watercolour Paper
This was my first chance to try out the watercolour paper I bought recently. It’s 300lb (640gsm) weight paper, about 1.5mm thick so not likely to buckle with fluid paint.
What it did do was suck up the paint – the first few layers practically disappeared! Next time I use it I’ll be spreading a layer or two of gesso to try and seal the surface. It was great to paint on though and I’m so happy I tried it (a pleasant change from acrylic paper which I don’t like much at all).
I took a photo of this lovely apple(?) blossom at the start of the month (we had quite a late spring this year), thank goodness because I haven’t been back there since and I’m sure the flowers have all gone by now.
8*10 inches; Acrylic on Canvas Panel
A really good online painting challenge is The Virtual Paintout. You get to do a plein air painting in the comfort of your own studio, using Google’s Street View. A country, town or some other area is chosen at the start of the month and each participant finds a view to paint – great idea!
This month the chosen location is Lido di Jesolo which is in the Venice province of Italy. Here’s my contribution:
8*10 inches; Acrylic on Acrylic Paper