Tag Archives: Lexington Grey Noodlers ink

Tools: New Cold Press Hahnemühle Post Cards

Loving Hahnemühle Post Cards as I do, I am thrilled to have the cold pressed option! Fabulous!  Perfect!  I am in love!! When I started with the first batch of post cards, highly textural, I loved the size/shape but struggled … Continue reading

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Painting Without Inking

The 30×30 Direct Watercolor Challenge started June 1… The idea is to begin to paint directly with no inking and no real pencil work.  (I cheat.) If it were not Marc Holmes thang, I might not try it. He is … Continue reading

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Tools: Waterproof Inks Review

If you are a watercolor artist your definition of “waterproof” must meets the highest standards. A lovely drawing in ink has to hold while washes of watercolor pour over it; the linework must stay put. When people say, “It is … Continue reading

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USk: Williams Shopping Trip

We took a trip to the store on Saturday, not our usual day. Whenever we go to the Williams store we pass by this brightly colored green and purple store, which I thought was a children’s bookstore. Turns out it … Continue reading

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Tools: Derwent Palette (Pencil Case)

Yes, another Palette!  I swear my last one (fingers crossed!) Jenn understands that I paint in bed in the middle of the night AND like lots of colors.  On her recommendation (Just Add Water Silly) I bought the Derwent Empty … Continue reading

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Difficult Mom

My mom may be unable to stay in her apartment. This is hard for us, harder for her. Fortunately, not one of her friends, doctors, nurses, etc., disagrees with us, which helps to make the decision clear-cut. Still, is is … Continue reading

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VSW: Anacapa Lighthouse, California

I grew up bewitched by the islands I watched the sun set into from home. I read and reread Island of the Blue Dolphins in grade school. I never remember seeing a lighthouse! I struggled with this image; I am … Continue reading

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