|The Red Bucket watercolor on Khadi 15 x 29|
What happens when we switch it up? I like to say that changing one of your variables (paper, paint or brushes) is like the adjustments one must make while driving in various weather conditions...somehow we learn to maneuver around, hopefully with ease. "The Red Bucket" is now my 4th or 5th painting on Khadi paper, a handmade, mouldmade, acid free paper from India that is said to be made from recycled tee shirts. At this time, I think that I am able to generalize the directions of works painted on Khadi: 1) the paint cannot be pushed around quite as readily, as it quickly sinks into the fibers 2) as a result of #1, the objects have harder edges than most of my work 3) the colors are stonger....I find that I am applying more layers than usual 4) the paint can be lifted, somewhat, but with greater and greater difficulty 5) the texture and vibrancy of these works is what make them stand out. A completely different experience....fun to be had! Rum raisin.