Tuesday, 15 July 2014
The promenade Tramore, Co. Waterford 2010. Watercolour 8.75x11 ins. I was trying out the new rag paper from Langton, Daler Rowney 140lbs when I painted this scene. To be honest I was not keen on it at all, as it was too stiff for my style. I much prefer a softer paper such as Fabriano, Two rivers, or even Waterford Saunders. I persisted with the Langton cotton, but I can't say I am a fan. I am sure other people love this paper, and I am in no way disparaging it, just a matter of taste, I guess. The above painting is with an clearly defined background, middle ground and darker foreground. I hope I caught the atmosphere of an early summer's day.