“Painting is silent poetry.” Plutarch
“Sky” is a major part of any landscape and painting a cloudy sky can be a challenge. The subject for my today’s painting is an “Evening Sky” and I have used Chitrapat handmade paper for this water colour painting.
I love this paper and enjoy working on it mainly for the following reasons:
- It is great for wet on wet technique
- It is available in 270 gsm as well as 440 gsm and hence does not buckle much.
- It is very economical as compared to imported papers like Arches and Fabriano
- It is easily available on online stores
- It is acid free paper
If you have been following me on my INSTAGRAM account, you can browse through a lot of my recent paintings created on Chitrapat handmade paper. I am more regular at posting in my Instagram feed. However for blogging I write a lot more in detail and it takes time so no matter how hard I try to be a little more disciplined, it eventually gets a bit delayed.
A water colour painting on Chitrapat handmade paper
Size 5” X 7”
Chitrapat rough textured pad
Info printed on the pad
Close up of the rough textured Chitrapat handmade paper paper
For most of my watercolor paintings, I use a mix of Winsor and Newton and Camlin Artist watercolor tubes. They are both good in their own ways.
Painting in watercolor medium is a beautiful experience. All I need is a palette, a few brushes and a paper. It’s very convenient to carry it along when travelling. I plan to pursue my water colour passion for a long time ahead.
Thank you for visiting my blog and browsing through my artworks.