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)
Tag: color tests
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
New supplies, and mysteries, a lot of color testing Potter’s Pink, and seeking out those lavenders, February brought a mix of sketches. This is the page that launched the lavender search. I was trying to color match the post card, and didn’t quite get the results I wanted. I do love to sketch art supplies!… Continue reading February Pages
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
Leaves, Clothes, and a Palette
Continuing on with my older sketchbooks, where I was still experimenting a lot in my pages. Since I sew and dye many of my own clothes, sketching my wardrobe is always a favorite for me! That green is not at all accurate for the clothes, so thus begins my eternal quest to match the perfect… Continue reading Leaves, Clothes, and a Palette
Derwent Inktense Pencils
How do Derwent Inktense pencils perform? How do Albrecht Durer Watercolor Pencils compare? Which do I want to use? Nothing like a good color test to find out! Here I am learning the difference between water soluble and not with a small set of Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils compared with Derwent Watercolor Pencils. I also wanted… Continue reading Derwent Inktense Pencils
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
So Many Colors!
I am obsessed with color! Now I was bitten with the color bug, and just had to try out all sorts of different pigments and find out what I had in stash, as well as the new ones I bought just for fun. I filled pages with these color tests in my Stillman & Birn… Continue reading So Many Colors!
Experiments with Food and Color Tests
Food sketches and color tests were a big focus for much of the rest of my very first sketchbook. This is an A5 Leuchtturm Sketchbook, which I was beginning to realize was not very good paper for the wet techniques I prefer. That did not stop me from playing with and finishing the book. Here… Continue reading Experiments with Food and Color Tests