Sunday 28 February 2016

School days & some White Night watercolours

Lately I have been testing watercolour paints & papers from different manufacturers. For a recent significant birthday I was treated to a set of St. Petersburg White Nights paints. Here is my first real effort using them.

School days, Castletown - Watercolour - 10 X 14 inches

 For the most part the painting was done en plein air with just the finishing touches made in the studio. I used 140lb Canson Vidalon cold pressed (NOT) watercolour paper which is a joy and can take some rough handling.

I love the tinting strength of the White Nights watercolours and was surprised by how nicely they handle. I think St. Petersburg watercolours will become the paints I pack most often in my plein air kit.