Sunday, November 3, 2013

Great Day at the Beach

This is a large watercolor done on stretched 140lb watercolor paper over stretcher bars.  It is the first time I tried this and the paper is tight as a drum.  You can tap on it and it is a drum.  To achieve this tightness, you soak the paper and stretch it over the bars, stapling as you go. The paper then dries taut and remains this way.  It allows framing without glass.  I plan on giving this to someone with a summer house.  They have a large community room and fireplace.  It should fit perfectly above the fireplace. 

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