Monday, January 07, 2013

Club Continental Fountain

This Sunday I'll be participating in an Art Show at the Club Continental in Orange Park, FL. All of the paintings have to be of the Club itself or in and around its grounds. With the deadline looming over me I decided I'd better get cracking! I worked on this this morning, a view of the fountain on the grounds, and reached a point where I decided to step away from it, so it may not be done yet. I'm not quite ready to put it in the frame. But I did reach a spot where I  needed to stop for a bit.

This is done on a 12x16 piece of Wallis Belgian Mist. I know lots of people adore Wallis but it's not actually my favorite, Just a tad *too* toothy for my liking. It just about ate up the entire remaining stick of a favorite blue just working on the sky.

But I wanted to fill a 12x16 frame I have, and I had a pad of 12x18 Wallis that I bought years ago, so decided to bring it out and cut off the bottom two inches and use that. It *is* easy to get a lot of layers with Wallis, and that part is really good. But I still prefer my usual Art Spectrum which is also pretty toothy, but a bit less so than Wallis so doesn't eat up your pastels as much. I WISH that Art Spectrum came in a few different sizes. I mostly use the 9x12 , but I wouldn't mind working a tad bigger. The larger sheets are too big, but if I try to cut them up I wind up with just my usual size anyway unless I want a lot of wastage, and I'm not a fan of wastage. :-)

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