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"My Scene" is sharing a finished painting or my 3 step process to a finished painting using photographs or sketches. Asking, how can I make this scene or subject mine from refrences that hold my attention longer than 5 minutes. Some photographs are just....photographs not paintable interesting subjects. So let's began and hope you enjoy your painting experience........JoBeth

Monday, November 7, 2011

My Review of Arches 100% Rag Watercolor Paper - Natural White

Originally submitted at Jerry's Artarama Art Supplies

The Artists' Choice Since 1492Beyond the main characteristics such as 100% rag content, neutral pH value, stiff sizing, four beautiful deckle edges and mould-made character, are the legendary surfaces. Hot Pressed papers are plate smooth and are ideal for traditional watercolor techniques,...

Arches a good choice

By jbg from Lubbock, TX on 11/7/2011


5out of 5

Pros: Dependable, Stores Easily, Long Lasting, Easy To Use

Cons: Good value

Best Uses: Art, Long Term Use

Describe Yourself: Quality Oriented

Primary use: Business

Was this a gift?: No

I have used almost every watercolor paper on the market but return to Arches. I recommend Arches to beginning students and professionals. I like the natural or the bright depending on the subject and the techique used. Knowing what to expect when applying color is important to me and arches passes the test.

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Tags: Made with Product, Darks hold from beginning

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Tags: Made with Product, Clarity of color