Briones Park – The Gate To the Ranch – Impressionistic Landscape

archery range, Birones Park, gate, landscape, Martinez, ranch, San Francisco Bay Area, Watercolor
An old gate to an archery range in Briones Park, Martinez, CA. This sweet rural landscape in the heart of the East Bay (San Francisco Bay Area) was painted on 100% Cotton handmade paper. 

I liked the feeling and texture of the paper, how it absorbed the water and paint.  The rough edges give somewhat vintage look. 
I placed the painting on the hard surface and took a photo to emphasize the edges. They look great on a canvas print as if the canvas made of solid rock: 
But if the same print paint on paper and frame it would not need matting as the rocky surface would become and improvised mat: 

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