January Miscellany

Watercolor Markers! Okay, I admit, I saw these and they were a total impulse purchase last month. I will also admit, I gleefully squeed when they finally arrived! I have not worked too much with markers, though I have some Copic markers. I’m excited to play with markers that won’t bleed through the paper! The… Continue reading January Miscellany

Foundations (4th Run)

Happy New Year! I am so very excited about Foundations this year. As I was doing Buildings a lot of the basics really clicked for me in new ways, and thusly I’m quite excited to do Foundations, and focus on those basics, and allow my new depth of understanding to really be explored and practiced!… Continue reading Foundations (4th Run)

A Holiday Palette

I love the idea of seasonal palettes, and color stories. For this holiday season I am inspired by these tones and colors, and I suspect one could do quite a lot with this colored. My watercolors are all Daniel Smith. The gold gouache is Winsor Newton. After all, the holiday season needs some sparkle! Then… Continue reading A Holiday Palette

Testing Products

Time for some product tests! Comparing the colors of Polychromos, Albrecht Durer, and Derwent Inktense to see how they compare and to find matches. I had a variety of pens and items I’d received via my Sketchbox subscription, so I tested those out. I was gifted an old set of Arteza brush pens, so here… Continue reading Testing Products

Daniel Smith Palettes

I ran across a number of six color palettes that Daniel Smith was building with various artists. I since I already had many of the colors, I set out to document the various collections in order to try them at some point, since I was having such fun with the Direct Watercolor Palette. (Sketchbook v2,… Continue reading Daniel Smith Palettes

Sketchbook 1b Complete

This is the first sketchbook I finished, the second sketchbook I started. I had accidentally labeled it volume 1, then found the earlier sketchbook, so I changed it to volume 1b. This is a 5.5 x 8.5 inch Stillman & Birn Beta, softcover. I used it mostly for classwork, and color tests. Very much a… Continue reading Sketchbook 1b Complete