We had a lovely week-long camping trip in Shelburne, NS. Our site was right next to the water, which is salt & fresh water mix. It was so neat to see Seaside goldenrod growing in the middle of a rock surrounded by water with seaweed, and some of it growing underwater too (exposed at low tide). AMAZING it can survive! View
We had a lovely week-long camping trip in Shelburne, NS. Our site was right next to the water, which is saltwater bay on the Atlantic, but also fresh-water fed by the Roseway River. It was so neat to see Seaside goldenrod growing in the middle of a rock surrounded by water with seaweed, and some of it growing underwater too (exposed at low tide)…[Read more]
Just back from a week-long camping trip. A quick line-and-wash sketch of Shelburne’s waterfront from across the bay from our campsite, seen through binoculars (in Stillman&Birn Zeta sketchbook). Sept_shelburnewaterfront
Thanks to Sandra Strait’s review of watercolour ground, I gave it a try. I used them on some empty tins that I’ll be using for painting palettes. I loved it! The brand I used for these tins is the Daniel Smith brand – which I’ve had for a while but never tried. I also tried the Qor brand recently on a sketchbook page I wanted to cover up. It…[Read more]
Oops, I forgot to post an update. Studio Six refunded me, and told me they’d be letting their supplier know the tube was defective. I spent my refund on the Daniel Smith Lapis Lazuli genuine and it’s lovely! 🙂
Yeah, I wasn’t really expecting a vibrant blue, though. I’ve seen many a swatch of Daniel Smith’s lapis lazuli and though it’s quite weak, at least there is still some notable blue to it. This is basically green, grey and gross – though there may look like some blue because of the lighting in my pic, it’s really yellowy greenish. Also, it paints…[Read more]
Thanks Sandra. It’s blah indeed! I think I’ll send off an email to the supplier in any case and see what they say. It’s still really separated looking as well, so even if this is the correct colour (which I’m still thinking it’s not), the separation renders it nearly unusable. I’m thinking that it was either incorrectly labeled, has been sitting…[Read more]
I recently ordered DV’s Lapis Lazuli genuine, having wanting to try it for so long! The tube arrived yesterday and the paint inside was separated, so I had to give it a generous stir in the tube prior to testing it. I swatched it several times and was disappointed, as it’s looking like Davy’s Grey or Green Earth,…[Read more]
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