This is my interpretation of a project created by English artist Terry Harrison entitled “Bass Maine Lighthouse”.
I basically wanted to try out this paper as I have heard good reports about it’s quality. I was very pleased with how it handled a lot of water and also the the way it took the watercolour paint. I had no cockling problems with this paper at all after the initial stretching before I started. Lifting out colour worked well, in fact I was very impressed with every aspect of this 100% cotton paper.
It worked in a similar way to Arches which is a paper that I love to paint on but it is expensive, however, Fabriano Artistico is less expensive and I managed to get a really good deal from the SAA (Society for All Artists) through my membership with their site.
I am pleased with how this painting turned out especially as I completed it in around 3 hours from start to finish including drying times at various stages!