I normally avoid rough paper as I prefer hot pressed paper for sketching (Sennelier is my favourite) but took a pad of Handmade paper from Wookey Hole Papermill with me for a change. I really enjoyed using it. Today Wookey Hole Mill is part of the Wookey Hole Caves tourist attraction but makes a small amount of paper in demonstrations. The Moulin de Larroque water colour paper was a much thicker loose sheet and also lovely to use.
Spent a week from 7-14th September on a painting trip to the Dordogne, France near Bergerac, with fellow artists Jane, Anne and Stuart. Both these oils were done just down the road from our holiday house in St Julien de Crempse which is about 17 Kilometers north of Bergerac.
The Brisons from Priest's Cove, Cape Cornwall. Carolyn Lamb. 2 Sept 2019. Watercolour on 140lb Rough paper. Finally got to the last page of an American sketch book I started on holiday in California in 1998! The size is only 7 1/4" x 5 ". I haven't used it much as I prefer smoother hot pressed paper. I painted an oil of this view of fishermens huts in 2016.
trying to paint on top of a cliff in november