Ways to Render a Pear 007 – Watercolor on Arches Cold Press

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I tried my pear on Arches Paper. The Cold Press is one the roughest papers, and not easily damaged by excessive water. It holds onto the pigment, and is less likely to lift if that is a desired effect. Arches Papers are generally well liked. I like how solid and saturated the colors look on this paper, but the brushes don’t glide accross it as easily.
What is your favorite paper for watercolor?

Ways to Render a Pear 006 – Watercolor on Strathmore Paper

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Watercolor is not my medium, but I want to know it better. Especially to have it available for sketching and Plein Air.
Watercolor with brushes on Strathmore Paper Cold Press
I will be trying more papers.