When I do the workshops, I always do the watercolor painting in advance of the class. So I've been working on our "Pears & Glass" still life, getting ready. Today I did the cloth which was so much fun to do. I've never done stripes. So I built the structure of the cloth using lamp black, naples yellow, burnt sienna and ultramarine. Then striped the cloth using ultramarine and lamp black.
I am also experimenting with different papers. As some of you know, I'm getting weary of the "Brite White" of Arches being so yellow. For this painting I'm using Fabriano Artistico 300#, cold press, bright white. I like it. It is a nice white, and works well with my technique.