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Last night was the last night of watercolor class. We painted mini landscapes on Strathmore Ivory with Deckle notecards. It was a great exercise in getting used to a new surface and to use our no. 2, 4, and 6 round brushes. We found that you could sponge on this paper and use frisket or masking fluid. It was better to mix our colors on the palette because they didn’t run together readily on the paper. It would accept glazing. Salt did nothing to very little. Once the pigment was applied, it was there. There were no lifting properties. I guess that is a good thing since these would be sent through the mail and you wouldn’t want them to arrive at the end of the journey destroyed because they got caught in the rain in some mailman’s bag.


  1. The paintings are simple yet the blue-violet tint across the works make it balanced and atttractive to look at especially the 2nd , 3rd and 4th.

    • Thank-you. I never noticed the blue-violet thing and it’s true. They do make a group.

  2. Your diversity of technique is amazing.

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