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Legion: Stonehenge Aqua Coldpress

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

Making possibilities a reality is why Stonehenge Aqua came to be. Watercolor is all about possibilities. Because it’s not just about beautiful paint. There’s another factor: a wonderfully, whimsical element – water. Together, they allow for form and flow, chaos and connection, beauty and structure.

 

Image and painting by: Jenna Rainey (@jennarainey)

Stonehenge Aqua is as finely crafted as it is affordable. Performing way beyond its price point, it has been tested to its limits and as it turns out, it has no limits.

Wet-on-wet or wet-on-dry, it has a wonderful crispness that anchors beautiful work across every task and technique. With Stonehenge Aqua, blending is effortless, lifting is no longer a chore. It welcomes masking while never relinquishing the control you both demand and desire. Bright colors dry bright. It’s flat paper that dries flat.

Artist Jenna Rainey is not afraid to test the limits of Stonehenge Aqua. “I mostly work wet on wet, with wet on dry also in the running. I love blending and diffusing color with wet on wet though! It’s magic!” Her favorite? It’s the Stonehenge Aqua Coldpress 140. “The surface and texture of the paper is really important to me. I like clean and smooth coverage with the majority of my strokes, so both hotpress and rough paper don’t lend too well with what I like to achieve. It’s also important to me that the pigment lifts well off the paper.”

Image and painting by: Jessica Park (@jeshypark)

Artist, Jessica Park, also uses Stonehenge Aqua Coldpress 140lb.  “I prefer paper that is 100% cotton, and textured for my wet on wet washes. For professional work, I want paper that is of archival quality. This ensures that my clients are receiving paintings that will last for years without changes in coloration.”

Coldpress or Hotpress, Stonehenge Aqua is everything an expensive paper is without the expense. Because every artist deserves every possibility.

Sheets are available in size 22”x30” coldpress 140lb & 300lb and hotpress 140lb.

Legion: A New Look For The Artist 

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

As true pioneers in the art of making paper, Legion not only innovates paper but its packaging as well. With this redesign Legion breaks from traditional cover styles as the new covers owe their elegance to simplicity. The covers literally tells creatives, both novices and professionals, what they need to know before choosing one of the papers. What does the paper feel like? What are its possibilities for all drawing techniques and watercolor? What will the results look like? With all essential qualities conveyed in words, graphic additions become superfluous. This enables Legion to choose a cover design that is simple, quiet and sleek. The array of subtle colors on all of the products serve as a common reference to the quality, refinement and exquisite know-how of Legion. Legion keeps on innovating. Their tag line? “We put vision into paper. We are paper.”

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While it may look like a big change from outside, their identity and products remain the same. Their pad and block covers are merely highlighted. The new design is complete, the printing is in motion and the complete pads are set for exposure at MacPherson’s in early December.