I'm kind of control/system freak. I love to have my stuff classified, and when I got the watercolor paper test pack from the Ken Bromley site, where I usually order art supplies, I saw a great opportunity to put the things in order, compare and to choose at last the watercolor paper that will fit my style best.
HP, NOT and Rough types of paper of Arches, Bockingford, Saunders Waterford, Fabriano, Hahnemuhle and Canson companies were tested. For this test, I used Winsor&Newton Artist Indigo Watercolor paint, and Rosemary&Co Pure squirrel brush #10. So here are the results. Let's begin with Hot Press (HP) types of paper.
There are 6 kinds of HP paper I tested:
As you see, the Fabriano 5 (50% cotton) is the brightest paper, and Saunders Waterford one has the most yellowish natural shades. Arches has the most beautiful paint flow and keeps the colors bright and vivid. Bockigford that uses natural woolen felts (it's not a cotton paper), preserves the luster and transparency o...
Ones Davidoff made its instant coffee packed at the perfect packaging.. I used the glass jars for water and the plastic covers were an ideal container to keep brushes and pencils. They changed the design of their packages a long ago, but I still have them on my desk. I wish they would bring the old design back..Think green, Davidoff!
It's hard to believe, but this painting was inspired by..Botticelli. The painting is far from reminding anything from Primavera, but as for the inspiration, you never know where it comes from and where it will lead you to..
I was asked by my friend (and the owner of Arta Modiin art supplies shop) Daniela @daniela.levydaniel to use Derwent Inktense pencils to show their ability to act as a sort of ink/watercolor medium. I really enjoy the intensity of the pigments, the colors are vivid and well saturated!
For a long time I treated my Instagram account as a blog - just pictures, plus few words of explanation.. I had a lot of excuses why NOT to write a blog: my English is far from being perfect, I have nothing to say to people, I can't speak openly to strangers and so on. But time has come, here I am with my blog. Welcome!