Once again I am painting on heavy-weight Indian Village rag watercolor paper. It is an interesting surface on which to work and is quite different from most watercolor papers because it is largely un-sized and therefore acts more like a handmade paper. I have never been fond of using it with watercolors due to its uneven absorbability - however - I do like using it with acrylic paints.
I have experimented with the paper as a plain substrate and have also pre-primed the paper with gesso. To my surprise, I actually prefer the un-primed paper to use with acrylics. Due to the plasticity of acrylics, they do not tend to absorb deeply into the paper, but co-mingle nicely with the paper fibers.
With all of that said, I enjoyed the looseness of line and the dabs of color that evolved as the painting progressed. Perhaps you may feel the same...
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15" x 22"
Acrylics on paper
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