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: