Monday, April 8, 2013
by Artist Rita Squier
Original Watercolor Painting
Size: 14 x 20 cm
Several months ago, perhaps last Autumn, I received a few sample sheets of Garza Papel Artisan Paper made in Spain. As soon as I got the paper I created one small landscape and this swashy blue background in my own style of painting to see how the paper reacts.
This is 100% recycled cotton, acid free, watercolor paper and the weight is 300 grs. The paper has a great white tone. It has a very nice soft feel and texture to the paper and it accepts the paint extremely well. I even like the little embossed heron in the lower left corner.
It has been months since I painted the background. Just the other day, I decided I would test out my dew drops. Lifting color on this paper even after months worked effortlessly.
I am very impressed with this 100% cotton recycled paper!
Thank you Garza Papel!