watercolor on paper
copyright 2010 Stacy L. RowanAlthough I used the same sketch book for this sketch as for the clementine, for some reason I struggled against the paper. It didn't want to grab my dark washes and when I went back in to smooth the wash what was there lifted. I worked around this difficulty as best I could, but by the end I was feeling a bit frustrated with the process.
The only thing I can blame for the paper difference is the fact that I painted on the back of a page. Normally both sides of watercolor paper work equally as well, but maybe not in this case.