Sunset on Hahnemühle Cézanne


Awhile back I had the opportunity (read that as ‘challenge’) to watercolor on a large sheet of Cézanne Hot Pressed Watercolor paper from Hahnemühle.

It is not typical for me to #1: watercolor. Nor to #2: watercolor on something so huge. Hahnemühle put out a call for artwork featuring the color red for a project they were putting together for 2019. This is one of the pieces I submitted. I learned the sunset and waves technique from my dear friend Robin Mead who does gorgeous artwork! She was totally on board with me sharing this sunset piece I created using what she taught me. The paper is a sheet of approximately 12″ x 16″ Cézanne Hot Pressed watercolor paper from Hahnemühle. I had never done a piece this large. And I have to say I probably won’t do it again – hahahahaha! intimidating! – but it was fun and awesome doing it this one time. I love how it turned out! And I will probably eventually get it framed. Of course I used Schmincke watercolors. I think my favorite parts are the sun itself, and the red apples in the trees. And of course it has my tangled up version of printemps in grey in the apple trees! I hope you enjoy it! I couldn’t share it until the contest was over. But here it is now. And – watch for a review coming up before long for this paper.

Cézanne Hot Pressed Watercolor blocks can be found here.
And Schmincke watercolors can be found here.

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12 thoughts on “Sunset on Hahnemühle Cézanne

  1. Yes, that sunset is spectacular but it’s your trees that are my favourite with those swirly Printemps. The way the distancing works is mesmerising & I do like the way those mountains are tinged with the setting sun.

    • thanks, this was the first time I was able to get the sun on the mountains to look the way I wanted it to. it’s all a learning process, isn’t it?

    • thanks, Roseanne! I love bright! I want to do this – smaller – with different colors

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