Another 300 Pounder

Since my foray into abuse of 300 pound (Rough Free Form) watercolor paper, I have learned to handle it a little more delicately.

Watercolor: Abstract on Distressed 300# paper 013117

Striped Abstract
8″x8″ 300# Cold Pressed Watercolor Block

Usually I get a cue from the random design left by the folds in the crumpled paper. Today I relied on an internal (and unidentified) source for inspiration. The red-orange and blue-green stripes are nearly opposite on the color wheel and, as such provide maximal contrast between each other.

The crackling texture of the paper’s surface and the “lower frequency” folds are factors in the look of this piece. It is quite striking in person.

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