Thanks, Cindy. There are so many artists here to inspire all of us. It’s a wonderful community.
I use mostly Daniel Smith and Holbein watercolors. My favorite watercolor paper is Arches. My favorite watercolor sketchbooks are Hahnemuhle and Khadi. I have yet to try Stillman and Birn although there is one in my cupboard just waiting to be…[Read more]
Wow Mary… we seem to have very similar taste. I use Daniel Smith, Holbein, Schminke, White Knights, and a little W&N. I also use Arches and do like Stillman and Birn Beta and Zeta. I prefer Escoda Reserva Kolinsky travel brushes and enjoy squirrel mops as well. I have a keen interest and broad knowledge of Urban Sketching. I enjoy…[Read more]
Thanks Sharon! I started 2 years ago…. I took a few beginner courses and put it by the wayside. I recently picked it up again after I noticed that I had become a “collector” of watercolor sets. I discovered that that I really like pen and wash the best, particularly Urban Sketching. When did you get started?
Yes, Cindy! I follow both of them – Steve is one of my fave WC Artists and I have shared a lot of his videos here in our Techniques forum. He breaks things down in such easy to understand language and demos, doesn’t he? 🙂
Thanks Pamela. It took a little more concentration than I was prepared for. It’s a painting of my son, so he was not too hard on me 🙂 When I finished, I realized that I like painting architecture more than portraits ✒️🎨
Being a beginner, I am trying a bit of everything in an attempt to learn different techniques and to understand the medium and get comfortable using it. I find wet on dry easier, since I like “control” and detail, but am fascinated by wet on wet and the freedom and serendipity it comes with. Interesting how I love other people’s loose paintings,…[Read more]
A note on fitting the travel brush back into the case without crimping any of those “expensive” hairs…. I carry a small compact of “The Masters Brush Cleaner and Preserver” – .25 oz travel size (comes in many useful sizes), which many of you already use. Clean your brush in water, roll your brush around in the brush cleaner and leave it on t…[Read more]
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