Notice the numbers have gone down. I counted today exactly 143 days since IT started. I had been using Gov Cuomos count. I guess NY started before Ga.
Today I decided to repaint Giverny on different paper with different paint. I spent an hour this am talking to a customer service rep at Cheap Joes. Great guy, very helpful, stuck out in the boonies near Boone NC where Cheap Joes is located. We talked each other’s ears off.
The gist of the conversation was I don’t like my cream colored Fabriano rough because it’s c ream colored. Great paper except it’s NOT white. And it takes the brightness away from the watercolor.
Turns out there is Fabriano rough white. Some is wafting it’s way to me as I type.
So I pulled out that annoying arches 140 block. Did I say it’s bright white. Paper may be rotten but it was the right color.
It was taped up ready to Paint. I also used my Fealing Lin palette full of non Chalky Daniel Smith M Graham and lovely Holbein plus A bit of cheap Joes Andrews turquoise and his alizarin permanent.
I think the whole thing is much brighter due to the white paper and the paint. The bottom one is the one from today. Top is the Fabriano cream w Lukas paint.
I should have listened to my friend Mike abt Lukas paint. Best I can say is it’s cheap.
I splattered the flowers while the green was wet like Charles Reid used to do. I may had a bit of pink w some gouache.
I also got better darks w my regular paints than I can ever get w the Lukas.
Wild storm tonite. Power out again. Sigh.
Goodnite all Margaret and Zoe tucked up in bed. Xoxoxo