Category Archives: paper

Tools: Hahnemühle Watercolour Book

I’ve been looking forward to finishing my last A5 book so I could start the Hahnemühle Watercolour Book,  my spring gift to me! I am picky about my journals and have tried several, only to find they came apart or I … Continue reading

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Tools: Hahnemühle Post Cards

Okay, I admit it… I bought these for the TIN. My studio paints are overflowing into lots of little tins, and I loved the flowers on these tins and the size.  (How I used these tins and organized my paints … Continue reading

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Tools: Favorite Journals

NOTE: This is about my preferences and why. Other artists will have other preferences, so reading what they like and what they say about this or that journal is good. The only negatives I will write are very bad experiences…. … Continue reading

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Tools: Hand•Book Journal Trav•e•logue series Review

Sketchers whose work I admire love the Hand•Book Journal Trav•e•logue series… A few hate it.  I’m many pages in as I took it on our trip to So Cal, So think I can safely review it now… Okay, how can … Continue reading

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Tools: Sennelier Watercolor Pan Kit and Pentalic Aqua Journal

It seems that when I get my watercolors in order and say “I need nothing,” I end up buying something new.  Blick’s is having an amazing sale which I came across looking for a replacement tube; I had put my … Continue reading

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Gratitude Journal: Back to Studio Work!

 It is good to be back in my finish studio working on paying conservation projects. I have a NPS project due this month. Historic Mason Monterey paper and iron “chandeliers” for the Chateau need to be reproduced.  The original historic … Continue reading

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Review: Pentalic Field Book

I did a quick sketch to try out my new Pentalic Field Book.  140lb. Acid Free; Cold Pressed; Exceptional wet strength; Professional grade watercolor paper. I love their pencils — my favorite — and they are an Oregon company: I … Continue reading

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