Miguel likes to work with Saunders Waterford 300gsm (140lb) 100% cotton paper, in a Rough texture, although for finer paintings he prefers the smooth HP paper.
How long have you been using Saunders Waterford and how did you discover it?
When I started painting in watercolour, about 11 years ago, I only made small marks on papers that were not the most suitable for my technique and I realised that something was wrong. Precisely at that time, it was when I discovered one of my favourite painters, Joseph Zbukvic, and saw that he used Saunders Waterford 300gsm paper; it was then that I became interested in making larger paintings using this paper where I noticed a huge and obvious difference. Currently, Saunders Waterford has become an ally that has accompanied me in my painting career since then.
|El Realejo, Granada by Miguel Angel Lacal García|
What are the qualities of Saunders Waterford that you enjoy?
Overall, it is an excellent paper. If I had to say what I like the most, it would be how the colours blend on its surface and how this paper keeps the colours bright. It is the best paper I have ever tried (and I can assure you that I have tried many).
|Sunset Seascape by Miguel Angel Lacal García|
Which painting techniques do you use on Saunders Waterford?
I already have my watercolour technique very refined, and I normally make my paintings in two washes; the first wash is wet on wet and once dry, I move on to the second wash. Once finished, I proceed with the final dry touches to highlight some parts and add details.
|Playa de la Mata, Torrevieja, Alicante by Miguel Angel Lacal García|
Follow these links to find out more about Miguel Angel Lacal Garcia’s work:
Watercolour classes: www.blurone.es/curso/paisaje-urbano-del-natural-en-acuarela
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