We were delighted to hear from Simon Young, who we interviewed recently. He sent us in his feedback on our Strathmore Gemini Paper.
"I promised to share my first Watercolour on . You’ll see there are some alterations from the sketch I sent earlier. I wanted to make the tug (Faithful) make more of a statement; to achieve this she had to be larger, thus changing the overall treatment of the composition.
I much enjoyed working on this quality paper, which was stretched beforehand; it was forgiving and allowed a number of alterations that probably would have been an issue with some other papers. The rough texture was especially exciting to paint on and dealt with copious amounts of water to create the misty scene with ease. In particular, the river foreground accepted 4 glazes and I suspect could have received more.
In sum, is a very versatile and fun paper to work with and I look forward to getting to know it better."
Simon Young www.simonyoungart.com
Autumn Newsletter: Cozy Sweaters, Hot Cider,and a Good Read
The Fall edition of the Strathmore Artist Newsletter is now online!
Featured artist Graham Smith is a professional illustrator who teaches life drawing classes. He's put together a list of the top 10 life drawing mistakes he sees in the studio with suggestions on how to improve them and take your skills to the next level. Also in this Issue, learn about our coal black Artagain paper that we're now offering in new formats. See the winner and runner-ups for our 2016 Product Catalog Cover, and get answers to frequently asked questions from our website about the difference between smooth and vellum bristol surfaces. Plus LOADS more!
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