Watercolour on paper 5" x 3.5"
I have been working on getting this shell right. They are so complicated as
the form transitions in and out, while the growth lines spiral around the form.
It is a trick to get it all right. I used 140 lb stonehenge paper for this one.
Stonehenge is meant to be a printmaking paper and if relatively soft,
with very little tooth. I like it for watercolour because the pigment literally
sinks into the fibres so it is easier to get clean edges. I like to imagine that
it is easier on my favourite brush as well, with less roughness to chew
those small hairs to oblivion.
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