90 Pound Abstract

I distressed an 11″x14″ piece of 90 pound watercolor today. It was significantly easier than wrestling with 300 pound paper (see 300 Pound Abstract and Another 300 Pounder), even though it was much smaller (8″x8″). I did some painting (Prussian blue and quinacridone gold) on the paper before immersing it in a pot of water. Then I crushed it into a ball. After flattening it onto a board, and squeegee-ing the excess water from it, I re-washed it with the same pigments and added transparent iron yellow and a dash of cadmium red light.

Watercolor: Abstract on Distressed 90# Watercolor Paper 020317

90 Pound Abstract
14″x11″ 90# Cold Pressed Watercolor Paper

I love the color saturation of this piece. I only applied washed two times. Perhaps the paper allowed for brighter colors.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: