So good to see YOU here, Nancy. I remember you showing me after class one day, that Watercolor Book you found and loved. (I ran out and bought it too.) Your photography is great and I am so glad you are into watercolor as well. This site is so fun. Charlie must be a magic guy.
HA! – No sawdust anymore, but I did go through a phase in my early 20’s of making bas-relief sculptures out of baker’s clay on wooden plaques. Sold them on the streets of San Francisco as – street artists were a big thing then. It was many years after that I first connected that the source of those was the sawdust.
I think Peerless is a great idea for portability, but I don’t use them for two reasons. First, they are a dye, not really a watercolor, so they stain and don’t lift like most watercolors, and they don’t move the same on the page because no gum arabic. The other thing is that the swatch does not re-wet – anywhere you have picked up color before is…[Read more]
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