I don’t do a lot of discussion of products here, but I was in the local COOP run by university art students (their way of getting quality stuff since our
artcraft store doesn’t stock it) and I came across this little sketchbook.
Unlike the Cotman pads I’m used to seeing from Winsor & Newton, this one had 5×7 sheets of 100% cotton paper. I bought one and emailed W&N to ask if this was a new or old product. The response I got suggested that the guy writing to me didn’t know the product at all, though it is listed on their website. Wandering around the internet, however, suggested that somewhere around a year ago, W&N stopped making the Cotman books and started making “craftsman” and “professional” papers. This little gray book is part of their professional series. All of this is anecdotal but what I can say is that this is completely new to me.
I haven’t had much chance to try it out but the paper does seem very nice. In the hands of someone who understands watercolor, probably even more so (grin)
They most be fairly rare…I’ve not seen anything like that.
Well, the guy at W&N didn’t seem to know about it, or W&N paper in general 🙂 Rare things don’t get to planet Quebec very often and there were only two of these in the COOP. I bought both. It’s not that I find the paper better (or worse) than the Fabriano Artistico I use but rather that I find it handy to have 100% cotton watercolor paper in a 5×7 spiral bound sketchbook.
I like the pears! Always a good subject.
Ha…they were readily available. I have very little imagination when it comes to subjects 🙂