Tuesday 11 August 2020

Why I love working with Chitrapat handmade paper

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 watercolor painting of an evening sky on Chitrapat handmade paper

A water colour painting on Chitrapat handmade paper
Size 5” X 7”

Chitrapat handmade paper

Chitrapat rough textured pad

Info about rough textured Chitrapat handmade paper

Info printed on the pad

Close up of Chitrapat handmade paper

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.