Both are the same size exactly and are both on Arches 140# hot press.
Hmmm. Now I haven't taken Karen's class yet. That is tomorrow. I am just playing around in preparation for her class trying to get a feel for what are the questions I want to ask.
I have seen Donna Zagotta's DVD and read her article in a recent magazine (gosh, now I forget which one). So I have a little idea of what this is about.
The darks are straight indigo watercolor with no gouache...hard to get a dark if you add white.
Most of the whites are the paper. Although some of the wave action and some of the feathers on the gulls and the clouds are gouache. I just couldn't get the point of covering the white paper with white paint, but I think that Donna does. Her painting is ALL paint when she is done. Many things are easier to do in opaque medium (like waves, clouds, etc. since you can put a lighter color over a darker.) That is the main difference. Although there is something quite different in the feeling of painting with this...no pools of colors mixing. Or at least I haven't found that to be available. Tune in tomorrow!!