This paper is a bit difficult to paint on using some of the standard techniques of resist or scrubbing. Its beautiful paper with lots of character and very thick. Once its wet it becomes blotter paper and can tear if not treated with a bit of respect.
I used some iridescent paint on this one. This paint has a bit of a sparkle to it but usually it can be very discreet and only when light hits the paint a certain way does it reflect back.
This painting is actually slightly lighter than it’s shown here. If you are interested in purchasing this great little painting, I would be happy to take a better picture. Also… You should know that you can easily find lots of really nice inexpensive frames with a mat included for these small paintings because 4 by 6 is usually the same size as a standard photograph. A good idea for small paintings is to form a grouping. Sometimes a small painting can’t carry off a larger wall space but several small paintings can. Put together a few paintings to form a small grouping.. say three and space them in a way that is pleasing to you. You’ll be surprised how great they look in the nooks and crannies of your home. I even have several small paintings behind the bathroom door hanging on the wall… you do not see them( till your a captive audience if you know what I mean) closes the door and these paintings never fail to get great comments.