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Ice Tower

I painted this work in 1995.
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Aya-87's avatar
This is really beautiful. The colours come out so well. This is one of my faves in your gallery
Toffsvipan's avatar
What colours and paper do you work with? I have some trouble finding good stuff =)
Valnor's avatar
Thanks for asking, no one ever does? I mainly use Fabriano high quality rag/cotton water colour paper and I prepare it by wetting it completely then taping with brown paper tape with all 4 edges on a plywood board. I allow this to dry, it feels like a tight drum on the surface and the board is slighly bowed. When insiration comes , I then start by appling washes of colour, usually high quality Rowney water colours with a broard chinese brush, sometimes I apply a small dabs of latex paint where I don't want the colour to bleed in. This is only one method, I pre prepare about 4 boards in one sitting, then I wait until inspiration or a commision before I start to do any painting. I hope this was clear..good luck and thank you ...regards Arto
Toffsvipan's avatar
That was very clear, thank you very much! I always get some trouble with the colours... =)