I was using an Arches Rough watercolor paper for this study on a ranch in Redmond, Oregon. I thought it’d work well to make the scene a little more rustic than it already was. While the paper performed well it still took some getting used to. Seemed drier, but that could also be the climate zone I was in, too.
It was a bear to get all the value changes in the spokes and the value difference between the background which was in full sun and the foreground in dappled light. Sometimes the light felt like a cold blue, sometimes a cool lemon.