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Old 07-14-2019, 05:03 AM
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Toned Paper for watercolour

Have any of you used toned paper for doing watercolor paintings? Do you have any recommendations on what brands have paper that can handle watercolours?

I didn't have a great experience with Stillman & Birn Beta itself (paper pilled) so I am not looking at their Nova tones papers.

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Old 07-14-2019, 06:13 AM
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Re: Toned Paper for watercolour

Hi there! Back in college I did some toned paper exercises. They where with black or sepia and white, over Murillo paper, a textured toned paper made by Fabriano that worked great, holding up many layers.
Here are some samples https://live.staticflickr.com/94/249...8a80d647_o.jpg
https://live.staticflickr.com/93/249...ab020b42_o.jpg
Check the pilgrim hawk eye, it looks almost black, it was accomplished with various layers of Cotman burnt umber.
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Old 07-14-2019, 06:38 AM
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Re: Toned Paper for watercolour

I have only used toned paper for gouache paintings.

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Old 07-14-2019, 07:39 AM
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Re: Toned Paper for watercolour

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Hi there! Back in college I did some toned paper exercises. They where with black or sepia and white, over Murillo paper, a textured toned paper made by Fabriano that worked great, holding up many layers.
Here are some samples https://live.staticflickr.com/94/249...8a80d647_o.jpg
https://live.staticflickr.com/93/249...ab020b42_o.jpg
Check the pilgrim hawk eye, it looks almost black, it was accomplished with various layers of Cotman burnt umber.


thanks for this. Fabriano is really good paper. let me see where i can find this one.

These are really beautiful paintings. loved what you have done here.
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Old 07-14-2019, 07:42 AM
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Re: Toned Paper for watercolour

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I have only used toned paper for gouache paintings.

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Thanks. Any that worked better for you? I know Gouache will not have the warping and pilling issues to the same extent as watercolor, but it might be useful to get me started on search for the right one.
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Old 07-14-2019, 11:23 AM
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Re: Toned Paper for watercolour

I have used Bockingford and it was nice. It performed better than any other wood pulp paper I have used. It was a fun experiment, and I still grab a sheet, now and then, but it won't replace white for me.

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Re: Toned Paper for watercolour

I have used Bockingford tinted watercolor and Stonehenge printmaking papers. Bockingford is not cotton. Stomehenge is cotton but does not have sizing of watercolor papers. So, you have to adjust your techniques accordingly. Depending on your subject matter, mixing opaque paints may be necessary. Below are couple of examples- first one was on Bockingford and is gouache painting. Second one is on Stonehenge printmaking paper and is watercolor and gouache (white). Thomas Moran watercolors on tinted paper are beautiful (so are Turner's).

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Re: Toned Paper for watercolour

Wait wut? Watercolors on tinted papers?

That sounds to me like you will, inherently, be ruining the transparency of all (most) of your paints due to the surface being anything OTHER than plain-white. Explain Please! ... I'm having a hard time reconciling the two ideas.
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Hi Clifton. I found the Bockingford tints very light. And I think I tended to get bold and high chroma with them, too. I tried watercolour on Stonehenge Printmaking Kraft colour, which is more of a mid-tone, and it was dull, as you would imagine, but lovely for gouache.

Nice paintings, Tesh!

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