Friday, February 8, 2013

Terra Skin !

Hey Friends,  The Double Line Painters met yesterday for a session of still life painting at Midge's club house on Smith Mountain Lake.  It was great fun and I tried working on some new paper I bought at Cheap Joe's.

I had heard of this new paper at least two years ago and looked and looked for it.  An artist in Canada was raving about it's texture.  Finally Joe had it in stock.

It feels so smooth and thick.  Not like WC paper or Yupo.  My acrylics took longer to dry than usual, I think the paint pretty much sits on top instead of sinking in so that may be why it takes longer to dry.

You can use ANY media and you do not have to use gesso.  I want to try some dry media like pastels !

Such fun.

Happy Trails
Travel Well

1 comment:

Lee Lane said...

Sounds lovely! I've never heard of Terra Skin before. I was just looking it up after reading your blog post and found out that it's made from stone. What an interesting alternative paper. I can see why your acrylics took longer to dry, but it seems well worth the added time. Can't wait to see what you do with the pastels.