PETER GANDER FINE ART
Hand-drawn art and printmaking from an English artist on the north coast of Kent.
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Friday, June 18, 2010
King’s Road Post Box, Herne Bay, Kent UK
Close to my home is this very old post box, which looked fetching in the bright sunshine. Keen to try out my new Winsor and Newton Cotman Pocket Plus, a tiny but well-designed paint palette with 12 half-pans that is smaller than my hand when boxed. I am pleased with the half-pans and skating a dryish brush across the rough surface paper lends a nice, sun-filled texture to the tarmac. The pack sadly lacks a Payne's Grey, so my grey comes from a mix of ultramarine blue and burnt umber. Watercolour on 300gsm rough paper.