Sunday, May 22, 2011

Florida Beach Vacation

Florida Beach Vacation
©2011 Steve Penberthy
Watercolor in Strathmore Visual Journal,
Strathmore 140-lb CP paper
9" x 12" (22.9 cm x 30.5 cm)

This sketch is the first one I've tried out in the Strathmore Visual Journal that I purchased recently. I've typically used the Canson Montval All-Media sketchbook as my watercolor sketchbook, but I was interested in trying the Strathmore since it contained 140-lb cold-press paper.

I thought the paper performed extremely well. There was little-to-no buckling of the paper even when I applied wet washes for the skies and sea. I have read in some online forums that people had a little trouble sketching using ink (for example using a Pigma Micron or similar), because the paper has a significant tooth (that is, some significant peaks and valleys in the texture of the paper); I used a 2B pencil for my sketch to avoid this potential issue. However, trying ink in this book will be my next experiment.



Bali villas said...

love to have my vacation in florida..along with orlando and california...

Steve Penberthy said...

Bali: Great locations for vacations! Thanks for stopping by! -- Steve

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