|Hand Sketches-watercolor on paper 41 x 31 cm|
I recently bought some paper from a local art store that only carried Cartiera Magnani paper. It is made in Florence and it is called "Portofino Acquerello". They have been making paper since 1404! The odd thing is, on the internet you can't find much information about this paper and the little I found were bad reviews. I thought the DPW Painting challenge would be a good way to try it out and see how it handles. I have never worked with hot press before so this is also new to me. This paper soaks up the pigment immediately no chance for any mistakes! A nice thing is I can achieve very dark darks which I have had a hard time with other papers, I always thought it was the paint. You can't rub any of the paint off the paper , no getting back the whites. I still have nineteen sheets to go so I can practice but I am finding it fustrating so far.
It is fun to practice painting hands, they can express so much. I've included some of my favorite hands in art history. Can anyone identify these artists?
|Hands by the Masters|
I hope you are all enjoying your summer so far, it is my favorite season. :-)
|The most famous hands in art history, in my opinion!|