Category Archives: review

Tools: Hahnemühle Carnet de Voyage (Bamboo)

Today I played with the Hahnemühle Carnet de Voyage (the Bamboo Journal). First off, I love the cover!  Hahnemühle uses lovely pieces of art for all their covers, and if I were to use this as an actual journal, after … Continue reading

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Every Day in May, 22, Mugs

Mitchell and I collected them before I knew how much fun they are to sketch. We like big cups, and they have to feel good in the hand. They have to be colorful or hand-painted. There has to be one … Continue reading

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Tools: Hahnemühle Watercolour Book

I’ve been looking forward to finishing my last A5 book (Hahnemuhle Nostalgie Sketchbook) so I could start the new Hahnemühle Watercolour Book,  my spring gift to me! I am picky about my journals and have tried several, only to find … 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: Hahnemühle Grey Journal

In the spirit of my new forays into working with inks, pencils, and Neocolor II watercolor crayons, I was delighted to be given Hahnemühle’s new THE GREY BOOK. The architect in me loves the wood-patterned dark grey cover.  The name … Continue reading

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Tools: Nostalgie Sketchbook by Hahnemühle

Happy New Year! And here is to the Hahnemühle company, whose journals may be my new go-to journal! There are several journals made by Hahnemühle, and I have four to try. Full disclosure is they asked me to test them … Continue reading

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Tools: Grey Inks for Grisaille

“Grisaille (/ɡrᵻˈzaɪ/ or /ɡrᵻˈzeɪl/; French: gris [ɡʁizaj] ‘grey’) is a term for a painting executed entirely in shades of grey or of another neutral greyish colour… A grisaille may be executed for its own sake, [or] as underpainting … working … Continue reading

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