"Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul." Vincent Van Gogh
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Arches Oil Paper and the White Pony
The White Pony / oil on paper / 12 x 9
Always in the mood for experimenting, I recently bought a tablet of Arches cold pressed paper for oil paint. The marketing information states that it is a professional grade paper formulated to be used for oil painting without any preparation. It is ready to be used as is and contains a unique oil barrier that prevents bleed through. I would have preferred to try it out in a larger size, but the 9 x 12 pad was all that my local art supply store carried. I enjoyed it very much as I really like the way the surface grabs the paint and keeps it there. It was fun to use but I struggled with this small size as I prefer to paint larger. It took every ounce of skill I could muster to fit this on the paper!