I sell on Etsy and also try to buy from Etsy small business folks.
Recently I bought five paints from Greenleaf & Blueberry. They are lovely!
And they are only a few hours away in Bellingham, Washington.
When I saw the Mayan Red and Mayan Violet, I thought of anemones immediately!
(And see I did my dyslexic thang and reversed letters in my journal! Damn!)
The experience was like getting a present. I wish I photographed it but I wanted the goodies and so did not stop — but they came wrapped beautifully and thoughtfully.
I am grateful for color, grateful for watercolor, and
grateful for the jewelry sales that allowed me to purchase from this lovely shop!
Daniel Smith recently discontinued Cote d’Azur, a color I use a lot. G&B makes it, as you can see in the bottom wrapper and the color of the sand, below. Theirs is much grittier, like a DS Primatek, and so I may have to buy Windsor Newton’s as well, but this is delightful, and can use it for buildings and sandy beaches . . . Just not for skin tones.
The Magnetite is a dark clean charcoal color, as opposed to DS Hematite,
which I also love, but which has a slightly bloody tint to it.
I used it in the center of the flowers and the curve of the vase.
I hope they are okay with me stealing their photos off their etsy shop!
I highly recommend them. Handmade paints are different than commercial —
they have a bit more body is the only way I can describe it!
Moleskin 8×11 watercolor journal, Pentalic HB woodless pencil,
A cheap office supply Sheaffer calligraphy pen, Pilot Parallel pen, and Platinum Carbon pen, Greenleaf & Blueberry and Daniel Smith watercolors.
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