Category Archives: Buildings

The Old Church

The Old Church

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).


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Virtual Paintout – The Pink House in Lido di Jesolo

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:

The Pink House in Lido di Jesolo

8*10 inches; Acrylic on Acrylic Paper