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Inks in Depth: Robert Oster Fire Engine Red

A couple of years ago I went on a hunt for a perfect red. Being a primary color, a “perfect red” needs to be neither leaning yellow-orange, nor to purple-blue… it needs to be that lovely middle color! My favorite … Continue reading

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Fire Engine Red Posie

On smooth  Hahnemühle Nostalgie sketchbook paper I sketched this bright red flower, then touched the waterbrush to the lines, sometimes dipping back into the ink. I may be getting the hang of working with ink with fewer blooms>. *as in … Continue reading

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AAA Los Angeles

AAA Los Angeles was always one of my favorite buildings. It was drawn with a FPR Himalayan with an ultra-flex nib in a smooth Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook with Robert Oster Graphite ink. I had lots of help smearing this from … Continue reading

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Inks in Depth: Robert Oster Melon Tea

I LOVE complex colors — Inks (or watercolors) that are just a little unpredictable in that they change and do their own thing when touched by water! Some all it shading, but it rarely happens except in wide nibbed pens. … Continue reading

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Inks in Depth: Robert Oster Thunderstorm

Robert Oster comes in 50ml plastic bottles that are environmentally friendly. They can be tippy, so I usually put them in a more solid container to decant.  All my pens fit easily into the bottle opening to fill. I have … Continue reading

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Crescent Moon

Fast ink sketch of Rosh Chodesh, the first night we saw the crescent moon. All those colors came out of Robert Oster Thunderstorm ink! I am still finding the ink to have a life of it’s own… so the idea … Continue reading

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How I Test My Inks for Watercolor

I’ve gotten questions about how I run these tests for watercolors — besides using the ink in a variety of situations! I place a good amount of ink on watercolor paper, and let it dry> I use brushes that I … Continue reading

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