I’ve already written a little bit about Canson Heritage Watercolor paper in a couple posts on the blog.
I’ve admitted that I like the way my pens work on its hot press surface. I’ve admitted that even though it has a non-gelatin sizing I enjoy working on it either with transparent washes or with opaque washes like today’s example.
I was saving up a lot of sketches to show you when I wrote a full review and frankly I think I’ve written what I need to write. Please use the blog’s search engine to find and read the other posts and decide whether or not it’s a watercolor paper that you want to try out.
For me it’s probably too expensive to use on a regular basis, especially for studio studies that are just excuses to use up leftover paint.
But maybe you are looking for a quality cotton paper that doesn’t use animal products. (I’m not.)
Next year, when I examine my paper budget if I can stretch it to include a little of this paper I’m betting that I will. But I won’t be making a steady diet of this paper.
For now you can check out the detail image from today’s sketch.
That nice yellow green and transparent red wash on the right and under a lot of other stuff—MOP Brush. You already have read all about that in the past week or so.
Smaller details and dry brush throughout—a series of flats and filberts. Ditto the straight lines.
I think we should all play a little more with our paints, and I’m going to go do that right now.
Note—For people following the looseness factor in my work, and just for my own record keeping: This was sketched with one “artificial” eye and one cataract impaired eye between surgeries, without glasses. In other words, one operated eye with an acrylic lens, lots of light flare, double vision and no near vision along with one eye with its cataract still in place. I love this sketch because I couldn’t possibly have been fussy if I’d wanted to. I don’t recommend this as a way to sketch however. (And I will have a post about the cataract surgeries at another day.)