Schut Noblesse Watercolor Block, Birch & Lavender Farms #Giveaway, #SchutNoblesse #Exaclair

This week I’m sharing work done on Schut Noblesse watercolor block.  For a review of this paper, please check out my Monday post.  If you are interested in purchasing Schut Papier’s fine art papers, check out the Exaclair website for a list of retailers who sell the Schut  Noblesse Watercolor blocks and sheets.

The first of today’s paintings was another done in the style of Jeanne Carbonetti’s ‘Tao of Watercolor’.  I used masking fluid to block out the shape of the birch trees, wet the paper thoroughly, and then dropped, splattered and tilted paint around the sheet.  Once dry I peeled the fluid away, then splattered and dotted more of the paint to emulate leaves.

The second painting was a Plein Air piece that I did on a visit to a local lavender farm.  Although, I used plenty of water, it is almost on the opposite scale to the first piece, being much more controlled and worked on.  In fact, I overworked it, trying to adjust my values to get more of a mid-ground.  Despite flaws in my technique, the painting is pleasant enough, and a testament to the scrubbing and lifting that this paper can stand.

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