1811 (paper test)

1811 (paper test)
Ink and watercolor pencil on cold pressed Strathmore Windpower 

6 x 9 inches

Over the past four years, I've been using Fabriano's 140 lbs cold pressed spiral bound Watercolor Studio for beginning watercolor students. It's a fine beginning paper, very workable and rightly priced. I couldn't find any in town for my current group so picked up some of the new Strathmore Windpower Watercolor paper.

I use the Strathmore Windpower drawing paper for drawing students and love its color, texture, weight and binding but have always steered way clear of any Strathmore watercolor paper. During some quiet time during the morning drawing class, I made a quick sketch of my current motif on the Windpower Watercolor paper and am happy to report that it's quite nice. Workable, easy to lift color, a few more sheets and slightly larger size than the Fabriano equivalent.

It's always fun to find a good, new product, especially when it's relatively environmentally sound.

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Olivia said...

I believe that the grain of this paper would also please me. He(it) looks like the grain of Arches paper.

Anonymous said...

Ohhh. That's a very nice drawing. It's good that you enjoyed using a new product. :) Change can sometimes bring good things. :D