Tag Archives: Greenleaf & Blueberry Watercolors

Tools: My Watercolor Journal

So you’ve seen the back of this journal… my Ink Journal! Paints are in the front!  I wanted to see all the paints I own and the ones I no longer own! *yesh, i pass on paints i don’t like … Continue reading

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Tools: Travel Palette, Three

Part 3, on other palettes and changing brands! Continued from Big Changes in My Travel Palette… Okay, remember when I said that I was going to stick with December’s travel palette? I lied… I’ve changed it up twice and think … Continue reading

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Tools: Studio Palette, Two

Continued from Big Changes in My Travel Palette…  After the travel palette sort, and after successfully trading some paints I didn’t want, I began to look at the paints that have ended up on the sidelines, and wondered about my … Continue reading

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Tools: Taking Another Artist’s Palette Advice

Continued from Big Changes in My Travel Palette… An aside… Recently I took the advice of a USk sketcher I admire and bought a series of Holbein’s Antique “IRIDORI” Watercolors pigments… AAACK, bad paints! Be glad if you didn’t buy … Continue reading

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Tools: Watercolors, 9, Mayan

“Mayan” watercolors began appearing as a fad name a few years ago.  Loving Primateks, I wanted to try them… Cut to the chase, I was disappointed. Originally Mayan blue was developed by the Maya people, who ruled Mesoamerica from 290 … Continue reading

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Tools: Watercolors, 8, Primateks

When I painted with acrylics (above) I was in love with the textural qualities of Golden Acrylics: ground hematite, sand, metallics.  I mixed and pushed them to create textural patterns on both huge canvases and small paper sketches.  It was … Continue reading

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Tools: Organizing Studio Watercolors

My studio paints were overflowing from my big 30-years-old Prismacolor tin into a QoR watercolor  tin.  I hated the QoR tin.  The rounds which you think would be great for watercolor mixing but they made the tin so it flips … Continue reading

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Tools: Daniel Smith Watercolors

What do you do when you have the flu? Sick, fuzzy-brained, I was seduced by the new line of Daniel Smith watercolors! I say seduced because I did not do what I should have, which is check the the Munsell … Continue reading

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Tools: Watercolors, 7, Black, White, Grey and Sparkly Colors!!

Each Sunday this summer I am looking at my paint “collection”: Tools: Watercolors, 1, Yellow-Orange; Tools: Watercolors, 2, Red-Pink Tools: Watercolors, 3, Greens to Yellows Tool: Watercolors, 4, Blues to Greens Tools: Watercolors, 5, Violet and Purple Tools: Watercolors, 6, Browns … Continue reading

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Tools: Watercolors, 6, Browns and Golds

Each Sunday for the next few weeks I am looking at my paint “collection”, and why I have keepers and ‘meh’ colors that I probably won’t buy again. Tools: Watercolors, 1, Yellow-Orange Tools: Watercolors, 2, Red-Pink Tools: Watercolors, 3, Greens to … Continue reading

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Tools: Watercolors, 5, Violet and Purple!

Each Sunday this summer I am looking at my paint “collection”: Tools: Watercolors, 1, Yellow-Orange; Tools: Watercolors, 2, Red-Pink Tools: Watercolors, 3, Greens to Yellows Tools: Watercolors, 4, Blues to Greens I hated pink and purple as a girl; I was … Continue reading

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Tool: Watercolors, 4, Blues to Greens

Each Sunday this summer I am looking at my paint “collection”: Tools: Watercolors, 1, Yellow-Orange Tools: Watercolors, 2, Red-Pink Tools: Watercolors, 3, Greens to Yellows. I had to make myself purchase blues.  I love turquoise blues, and bought Primateks when I … Continue reading

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Tools: Watercolors, 1, Yellow-Orange

For the next few weeks I am looking at my paint “collection.” I know better now how to judge what paints to buy, what I might love, and what I have — but it has taken me actually studying (*shudder* … Continue reading

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Tools: Watercolors, 2, Red-Pink

Each Sunday for the next few weeks I am looking at my paint “collection.” OOPS.  I HIT PUBLISH BY MISTAKE AND NO ERRORS. HOW OFTEN DOES THAT HAPPEN? SO THIS WEEK’S WILL BE PUBLISHED NEXT WEEK! Because of this mistake, … Continue reading

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VSW: Hawaii, Oahu Palms

Ink drawing, shadow inks (grisaille), then watercolors. Moleskin 8×11 watercolor journal, Platinum Carbon pen, Lamy Al-Star with De Atramentis Document Black,  Noodler’s inks, and Daniel Smith , Holbein, and QoR watercolors. I started a Facebook group page (you must join … Continue reading

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USk: St. James Lutheran Church

Experimenting with color after taking a class… I am often bored by stone buildings, but several interesting water-colorists use what-ever color where-ever they want.  This is one of the stone churches we pass on our way to the Saturday Market … Continue reading

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USk: Art Gallery Door, Alphabet District

There is this amazing rusty metal door going into the art gallery on Raleigh. It is a wild thing, all twisted and colorful and rough and organic. I did my best; but gads, what a door. It pops out of … Continue reading

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VSW: Capetown South Africa Beachwalk, 1

I haven’t much time this week. Necessity is making my goal for this sketchwalk to capture the essence of the view, let go of details. What stands out about the view? the buildings? the beach? the sky? the mountain? Capture … Continue reading

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