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  • Writer's pictureKevin Roeckl

Baxter portrait in progress 2 - moonstone paper

The gold underpainting for Baxter’s coat and purple underpainting for the blanket were done (see previous post), then I pressed the artwork for 48 hours under weights to take out the buckles and ripples in the paper caused by the watercolor. Today I started on Baxter’s ears with colored pencil.

In this close-up you can see the beautiful texture of the “moonstone” Canson paper with it’s visible fibers. The Canson company in France has been making papers for over 500 years!


Closeup of portrait of tan dog lying on a purple blanket, in progress

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