I have dug out from my supplies a Saunders Waterford drawing pad - bought early 2012 and quite honestly it did not impress me at that time. I found painting on it very difficult, mind you the label on the back tells me it is 300gms, 1/8 Imp Rough. Slightly off white as well, which can be difficult to work with if you really want a crisp white.
Anyway, I have this country lane scene with a cottage and thought I could give that a go on this paper
Decided to move the cottage over to the right and with lots of paint prepared I ended up with this...
I still found the paper very difficult to work on. Talk about absorbent, it absolutely Soaked Up the paint. Very good for the dry brush effect though, worked really well on that. For the white roof top I added neat Chinese White. I know everyone goes on about Leaving the white of the paper, but I find 'adding white' sometimes works just as well. What say you?
As for this Saunders Waterford drawing pad.....I think I'll consign it to the supply shelf again!
Hope you are all having
a good start to the week