So the other day I was asked why I create paintings on paper and thought because I'm asked this question often I felt it was worthy of it's own post.
I think a lot of people are under the impression that fine art paintings are only created on canvas but the reality is that artwork on paper has been around since the 2nd Century in China where paper was invented.
Artists such as DaVinci and other artists of the 15th Century fine tuned their paintings and sculptures by sketching on paper prior to finishing their masterpieces.
It was Picasso and Barque who worked with paper and created artwork with collage and introduced us to works on paper and of course Matisse only worked with paper to create his artwork.
Fast forward to today and there are several artists including myself who create art on paper.
There's also a huge variety of paper available for Artist's to work with depending on the type of work on paper they're creating and there are also various grades of paper for artists to choose from, there's very average paper to high quality (professional grade) paper. Personally I only use high quality, heavyweight paper to create my paintings on paper because I want my collectors to enjoy their paintings for a lifetime. The paper I work with is always high quality professional grade paper which is acid free and purposely manufactured to last a lifetime.
In a future post I'll write about why I enjoy offering my paintings on paper to my collectors and the enjoyment that goes into creating my paintings on paper.
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Thanks for visiting, if you have any questions for me feel free to contact me.
This post is to share my creative thought process and opinion based on my knowledge and experience as an Artist I am not speaking for all Artists', each artist has their own creative methods, knowledge and opinion.