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Inktober 15, Chicken Curry with Great Northern Beans

One of our favorite meals, I make this every week. it starts as a roast chicken, and then becomes curry burritos I freeze for lunches or dinners later on. We buy Smart Chicken, which, even when not organic, is Non-GMO … Continue reading

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Da Vinci Paint Launches the Monterey Trio!

I am so happy to be chosen to be a Da Vinci Watercolors Trio Artist! Quinacridone Gold,  Alizarin Crimson and Sap Green create Katie’s Monterey Trio. Da Vinci Paint packages their NEW 8ml Vegan tubes to highlight great watercolors in … 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: My First Schminke Palette

Getting new paints, for an artist, is like being 5-years-old on Christmas morning. It is THAT exciting. You unwrap the paints, ooh and aah, play with each one, and discover everything you can do with each color! My disappointment in … 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: BIG Changes in My Travel Palette

I’ve been asked about my travel palette and here is the primary palette, though I have others,  which I’ll talk about later. I have had this basic palette for two years with the exception of adding Da Vinci’s Rose Dore … 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, 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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Tools: Watercolors, 3, Greens to Yellows

Each Sunday for the next few weeks I am looking at my paint “collection.” In the last weeks: Tools: Watercolors, 1, Yellow-Orange; Tools: Watercolors, 2, Red-Pink One general comment about the greens is MANY of them are based with Phthalocyanine (sounds … 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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Tools: Watercolors

Last week I was asked what my favorite watercolors were over a half-dozen times. I’m thinking it is a sign, so am using it as a prompt! I have favorite brands overall (Daniel Smith — DS — and assume a … Continue reading

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