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Auguste Rodin's The Kiss


Image size: 710 x 510 mm

An original watercolour painting on Fabriano Paper

An original watercolour painting of Auguste Rodin's famous marble sculpture "The Kiss"

Using watercolour, arguably the most difficult of all mediums, and a limited palate, I've  wanted to capture the coolness and hard form of white marble.

This original watercolour has been painted on hand-made Fabriano Esportazione which is no longer being manufactured. The very rough textured surface is incredible to paint on in watercolour. You can create some amazing textures and "wet on wet" effects.


I've been to the Fabriano paper Mill in the Marches region of Italy on two occasions to purchase their beautiful paper and leather bound sketchbooks.


I started to use their sketchbooks to paint "en plein air" just after my first visit to their factory in 2002 . After using up my sketchbook supplies from Fabriano, I now make my own leather bound sketchbooks, a very rewarding process. 

Also available as a limited edition print.