I've been wanting to buy this box of Caran D'ache Museum Aquarelle color pencils for a while. I finally broke down and bought a small set of 12 colors. I thought I'd test them out doing this drawing of waterfalls from Yosemite. The colors are vibrant and go down rather nicely. The only thing about working with such a small set, was the omission of a white color pencil. To remedy that, I used FW white acrylic ink.
Monday, February 24, 2014
I'm finding spending more time to complete a painting allows me to enjoy the process instead of painting something to quickly. This painting was done on 140lb paper, 8.5" x 11", using Daniel Smith watercolors, Derwent Intense colored pencils, and a little Schmincke gouache.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Saturday, February 22, 2014
While in the SF bay area I discovered this really cool Japanese store where everything is $1.50. This is my latest purchase--11 rolls of double sided tape, a plastic art box, big black clips, a pill box that I plan to use for watercolor palette, and small silver clips.
The Mixed Media Master Class book and Martha Stewart Living are from Joann's along with the bird paper clips.
Friday, February 21, 2014
|Front of journals|
Thursday, February 20, 2014
I didn't intend to take such a long break, but I've been fighting this nasty Sinus infection for the past month and a half. After 3 courses of antibiotics, I think I might be on the road to feeling better.
Even though I haven't posted, I have been busy making journals and doing quick sketches.
I've been seeing those Moleskin Accordion journals and thought I'd try to make one. I used drawing paper for inside the journal and paper that I had bought in Florence, Italy for the front and back cover. For me the tricky part was getting the pages to line up. Once I got that figured out the rest was easy. My accordion measures 7"L x 5"W.
|Front and Back Cover|
As you can see my first few pages are of Koi fish swimming. I used DS watercolors, Schmincke gouache, and Twinklings H20s.
The Twinklings H20s are luminescent watercolors that have an intense shimming of color and sparkle.