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New Painting on Paper

By Abstractartbylt @artbylt

Over the past couple of years I'd painted some large paintings on paper with the paper size 48" x 36" and the image 46" x 34".  But I ran out of the paper, and forgot what I'd originally used.  I had gotten a roll of 36" ink-jet water-color paper, which worked great, so I looked online and bought another roll.  Then I had a friend, Stan Bowman (artist and printer), help me cut it on his large format ink-jet printer. 

First I flattened the paper, then I taped a sheet to pegboard with painter's tape.  Then, using a wide brush, I painted a free-form black shape, freely allowing spatters and drips.  After that, I drew some black lines, and voila:

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  Paper Painting #5, 46" x 34" acrylic on ink-jet paper.

I'm not sure if you can see it from this view, but the paper wrinkled up and stayed that way!  In other words, this paper is not good for painting on. 

This is how I usually learn my lessons:  the hard way.  And then I did some research to find out what kind of paper I had originally purchased that worked so well.  It was Breathing Color Elegance Velvet.  I just ordered a roll. 


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