Friday, April 07, 2006

Iris on Fabriano


I still cannot believe how beautifully the watercolors are absorbed by this paper! I used WN watercolors and added a bit of Prismacolor pencil for a few highlights. This 'testing' is addicting!

11 comments:

Cindy said...

I like the different shades of purple on your iris. How do you do that?! (in an envious tone)

Tami said...

Lin, you have gone WILD with your new paints! I know what you mean about the difference though, I just bought a small travel kit of WN watercolors and I could not believe the difference in the paint quality to what I had been using. Nice work on the iris, beautiful.

Terri said...

There does appear to be a difference in the photos between the results on the two different types of paper. I like the look of the iris done on the fabriano best. It certainly does look 'smoothly' applied. This is just gorgeous Lin! Such vibrant colour. :o)

mw said...

Nicely done (both actually) The detail in your stemwork on the top one is admirable

Donn said...

What a difference! Now you are spoiling me with the new wc paper. Now, I'm going to have to get some. Beautifully done, Lin. It sure doesn't look like you have never painted before!

Carol Bonomo said...

These are gorgeous. I thought water colors were supposed to be pale and watery? These are RICH.

Teri C said...

Both are beautiful but I can sure see the difference in the paper. Another great job by Lin!

Laura said...

Mercy is right! What a difference, eh? You inspire me to try their cp paper. I'm a big hp fan (I'm a control freak ;D) but I'll have to give cp a go. Your painting is so jewellike and glowing!

Kate said...

You're Iris is just beautiful. You know you are going to make sales of this paper go way up. Maybe you can get a commission, or free paper would be better. I have hesitated buying any due to the price but now that Brenda listed a more affordable price I'll be getting some soon.

Linda said...

Oooh -- fun tests with wonderful results! The Fabriano is wonderful stuff, eh!?! :-)

Karen said...

Beautiful, I love the detail -- I am getting ready to purchase paper and now may have to get the Fabriano as you can definitely tell a huge difference.