Links To Materials!

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MATERIALS + HOW TO STUFF

FOUNTAIN PENS:

Goulet Pens: If it has to do with pen and ink, I buy here 99% of the time.  They stand behind their products.  I do not buy from eBay unless I KNOW the person selling — I’ve been burned three times.
Favorite workhorse fountain pens: Platinum Carbon, Lamy Al-Star or Joy; Metropolitan
Fountain pens: https://dkatiepowellart.me/2016/09/25/tools-favorite-fountain-pens/
Brush Pens: https://dkatiepowellart.me/2016/12/04/tools-brush-pens/
Jetpens
is my second go-to site for pens.

WATERCOLORS:

I LOVE Da Vinci Watercolors!  Priced well for artist-grade watercolors, and amazing they come in 37 ml sizes which are a great savings.  Ship free at $49!

Daniel Smith Primatek Watercolors, which I buy from Merriartist.  Ships free and fast at $90.  I try always to buy from people who know their product, and support smaller businesses.

PAPER:

Watercolor Journals:  Very personal discussion.  I prefer hard bound (not softcover or wirebound), and prefer A5 or A4 landscape.  Moleskin’s were my favorite until I found Hahnemühle’s Watercolour Book.  At this time I can’ only find them online (with various other product I love) through the stores below.  Better paper than Moleskin.

Stillman & Birn does not make a style I love though their paper is good.  I’ve had failures with Pentalic’s splitting open a few pages in (even the new and revised one).  My experience with Fabriano in the USA the paper is not great.  Handbook too is so-so.

Places that carry Hahnemühle’s product:
WET PAINT
1684 Grand Ave., St. Paul, MN / 651-698-6431
Watercolor Postcards (my favorite), Watercolor Book (my favorite),  Nostalgie (my favorite),  Oil & Acrylic Paint Block, Hand Lettering, Grey Book, Ingres Pastel Velour, Kraft Paper Sketch, SKIZZIE Sketchbook/Pads, Diary Flex
ART MATERIALS
2728 Lyndale Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN / 1-800-363-7709
Bamboo Carnet De Voyage, Bamboo Mixed Media, Cézanne, Harmony, Watercolor Book (my favorite), Nostalgie (my favorite), Travel Journal, D&S Sketch Journal, Grey Book, Report & Art Book, Sketch & Note journal, Sketch Diary, Sumi-e, Diary Flex
Hyatt’s
910 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14202 /  800-234-9288
Cézanne, , Harmony, Expression, Watercolor Postcards (my favorite), Watercolor Book (my favorite), Nostalgie (my favorite), Oil & Acrylic Paint Block, Hand Lettering, Grey Book, Ingres Pastel Velour, Kraft Paper Sketch, Sketch Diary, Diary Flex
Davinci Artist Supply
Bamboo Sketch Book, Bamboo Sketch Pad, Cézanne, Leonardo, Copperplate, Grey Book, Ingres Pastel Velour, Kraft Paper Sketch, Sketch Diary, Sumi-e
Cheap Joes
Cézanne, Watercolor Postcards (my favorite), Watercolor Book (my favorite)
DICK BLICK
Bamboo Mixed Media, Bugra, Copperplate, Nostalgie (my favorite), Oil & Acrylic Paint Block, Hand Lettering, Grey Book, Ingres Pastel Velour, Sumi-e
Rochester Art Supply
150 Main St, Rochester, NY 14614 / 545-546-6509
Bugra, Cézanne, Cornwall, Watercolor Postcards (my favorite), Watercolor Book (my favorite), Nostalgie (my favorite), Travel Journal, Grey Book, Ingres Pastel Velour
BINDERS
3330 PIEDMONT RD., ATLANTA, GA / 888-472-6866
Bamboo Mixed Media, Black Spiral Sketch, Harmony, Lana Galligraphie, Expression, Watercolor Book (my favorite), Nostalgie (my favorite), Travel Journal, Hand Lettering, Grey Book
TREKELL
HESPERIA, CA. / 800-559-6345
Watercolor Book (my favorite), Nostalgie (my favorite), Grey Book
Art Supply Warehouse (adding them to their website!)
Watercolor Postcards (my favorite), Watercolor Book (my favorite), Nostalgie (my favorite), Hand Lettering, Grey Book, Sketch Diary, Diary Flex

Favorite Sketchbooks — not watercolor…
OE or OKINA NOTEBOOKS (my favorite journals, also known as Cadic) at WetPaint.    I try always to buy from people who know their product, and support smaller businesses.
IF WetPaint stops carrying them Flax may, or
Bud Felson bud@okinasales.com  505-310-3746

ACRYLIC PAINT:

Golden Acrylic Paints, the ONLY acrylic paint I will buy.  So many others are inferior.  I buy at Merriartist or WetPaint.  I try always to buy from people who know their product, and support smaller businesses.

OIL PAINT:

Gamblin Artist Colors (Oils), which I buy at Merriartist or WetPaint.  I try always to buy from people who know their product, and support smaller businesses.

 

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For blogs and pages I recommend, check out my LINKS below:

ARTISTS SITES / BLOGS WITH INFORMATION

Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 4.0 International License, which you can learn more about by visiting the site.  HOWEVER:

If you find your work is being used on the internet in an inappropriate manner: “the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) gives you another option. Enacted in 1998, the DMCA implemented treaties signed at the 1996 World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Geneva conference. It addresses many issues, one of which affects photographers directly in this situation. The DMCA states that while an Internet Service Provider (ISP) is not liable for transmitting information that may infringe a copyright, the ISP must remove materials from users’ websites that appear to constitute copyright infringement after it receives proper notice. Unlike other copyright infringement remedies, your copyright does not have to be registered with the U.S. Copyright Office for you to take advantage of this DMCA provision.”

Handprint, a guide to painting, paint pigments, mixing paints, color theory.  All kinds of great info, a degree in color all by itself.

Join Doodlewash!  Just do it — what a great artists site!

Jane Blundel is a wonderful blog to follow if you love color.  She is the master watercolor mixer!

301h8uoMarc Taro Holmes has two: Tarosan (enlivening, edgy, interesting blog) and Citizen Sketcher (more on urban sketching . . . )  GREAT teacher.

I never miss a post of Tracey Fletcher King’s!  Funny, funny blogger and wonderful water-colorist, her Teacup Project is inspiring.  Wonderful watercolor classes and Linocut Classes.

JustAddWaterSilly, written by Jennifer McClean, it is chock full of good information, reviews and great art!

ScratchmadeJournal is another amazing blog, written by Tonya.  Thorough reviews and demos!

Sandra Strait writes Life Imitates Doodles. Her daily postcards in her husband’s lunchbox delight.  Her reviews are crazy good, and she is the queen of giveaways.

TDSC09569 dtleoh Yi Chie posts on Parka Blogs, interviews artists and has great product reviews.

Gwenn Seemel  Amazing acrylic artist.  But really, her blog is the best!   Portland Portraits, Crimes Against Nature and more. . . .  Very helpful in marketing too.

Don’t forget my own site!  D.KatiePowellArt

Paulus Beresohn’s vimeo on making journals will move your soul:  Soul’s Kitchen.

Tibetan Book of Proportions  A page that begins to show the “rules.”

Craft Emergency Fund (for artists who lose their studios through disaster.)

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  13. Alison M says:

    Thanks so much for the info on where to get Okina notebooks! Love them and have been looking everywhere 🙂

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