Tester/samples Saunders watercolour paper

I had been given a sample pack of Saunders watercolour paper by my wonderful local art shop ( new forest stationary) the pack contained all samples of paper they manufacture for watercolour, from 90lb, to 300lb. Each is 5×5″. I thought I would try and use these samples with some small paintings. I started this one with ink, in celebration of ‘inktober’however I got carried away and added watercolour and gel ink, ‘hey who needs a plan’? This is another Sktchy app photo reference…..if you want to check me out on Sktchy app you can look me up Β ‘Rebecca Evans’ or if you don’t have the app, a Google search to my Sktchy shop,Β Sktchy rebecca-evans


‘Elegance is simple’ 5×5″ watercolour, ink and white gel pen 140 lb cold press Saunders Sktchy app inspiration


About REcreate-RebeccaEvansCreate

My name is Rebecca Evans, living in the New Forest I have been inspired to paint the many animals often seen around me. Having ridden since Childhood, painting equines was a natural path to follow. I use a variety of media, watercolour, oil, charcoal, pastel,inks, plus a few more, infact I will try most things. Choosing the medium to work with can really change the effect of the art, and therefore the character of the animal. Sometimes it is an instant decision, sometimes it is the mood from within me which determines which medium I choose to use. I never know what might inspire me next, but if it’s hairy, I will be sure to try.
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12 Responses to Tester/samples Saunders watercolour paper

  1. Jodi says:

    Absolutely breathtaking Becky! How do you like the paper?

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    • Thank you Jodi, I completely forgot to write about that bit, I did like the Saunders paper, it was hard to properly judge as I used ink to start with, so I have no idea if it blends well, or if paint lifts well?? I might try the 300lb tonight with only watercolour, that way it will be a better test….it did take the ink well though, and for only 140 lb I was impressed, it’s usually a good price paper, so I would not hesitate to buy….I have used big sheets before, and always been happy, love arches, and Saunders, the best I think for me…..even my Langton blocks are pretty good for the price, not so keen on Fabriano though, but I have only ever had one sheet purchased so not a fair comment or test. I also had some off cuts of tinted watercolour paper from our local art shop that shut down, no idea what to do with it though, hehe, should be fun thinking of something I guess πŸ˜€

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  2. Love your painting, you impart a certain “feeling” with your portraits that I totally love. I can’t wait to hear what you think of Saunders with just the watercolor…..who knows, you might get a larger piece? It is fabulous for granulating colors, I would use the word “magical” to describe it.

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  3. Teri C says:

    A beautiful painting!

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  4. Susan Feniak says:

    Very pretty! Lucky you being given paper to play with. Have fun.

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  5. Snehal Kank says:

    That’s awesome 😍Enjoy your sample papers, thanks for the review for 140 lb! I’m planning to order 140 lb!

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    • Just tried the 200 lb sample tonight….I plan to buy more of this brand, happy with both, I do like 200 lb or heavier, as I love to use lots of water…forgot to try lifting the paint though so will have to try on another sample piece…I also like that it stayed wet long enough to blend edges which I had left a while, this maybe due to it being 290 lb, but I like it πŸ˜€

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