Monday, 10 March 2014

Le Regal - Watercolour


 I am in Le Regal, which is hamlet near the village of Antraigues-sur-Volane  (Ardeche, France). The weather is magnifiscent and I could sit outside on Sunday to paint.



Le Regal – watercolour (13.5 x 21 cm) by Benoit Philippe (click to enlarge)



My temporary studio (cup of coffee included)

I brought my Sennelier watercolour travel box with me, but my sister-in-law gave me some paper and lent me a round box of Pebeo watercolours.



The material I used:
  • The paper is Montval watercolour paper by Canson – snowy surface, 125 lbs. A very nice paper to work with. It has a smooth surface and is sturdy enough not to buckle when wet.
  • Pebeo watercolour – 24 half pans with central mixing palette: This is a very nice box of artist quality watercolours. All the colours you need are there logically laid out in circle. The clever bit is the reproduction of the pans with the name of each colour on the lid of the box. This way, it is child play to replace a colour when you need too (it saves you sticking all the labels on a card as I do to remember which colours I put in my watercolour box…). This box is light and would be easy to carry around in a bag.




Photograph of the view I painted

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2 comments:

Tony White said...

Great stuff. I love the shadows and looseness in style. Love your work.

Tony

Tony White said...

Great stuff. I love the shadows and looseness in style. Love your work.

Tony