For our prompt of “Barbed Wire” today, I thought of the fences that were on my grandparent’s farm. If one of the kids went into the gate of the pasture and the other walked along the outside instead, we’d end up
Charlie I’ve spent all my adult life in the school of hugs! I’m not especially a hugger even so and during flu season I say, “I love you from afar!”, several times a week. However, seeing your separated bunnies made me well up😥 Ok, I’m just gonna say it, I miss hugging my loved ones-and even the odd stranger at this point! I hope and pray we all get back to normal humanity, even my awkward version of it.🤗
Faber-Castell has a wide range of art supplies, including their Creative Studio line. Aimed at college students and young adults who don’t need professional supplies, this line provides quality for the beginner to
Thank you, Mugdha! I’m glad that my explanations are of help. I remember how confusing it was when I first started watercolor. So often, the terms describe something very simple, but it all seems difficult when you don’t know the meanings.
Great review! It’s great that some companies have less expensive alternatives for artists that don’t need to spend on expensive professional grade paints but don’t want to paint with very inferior paints which can be difficult to use.
Well this look like a great travel set! I don’t like to mix colors when I am on the go. Normally I’m not in one spot long enough for it to dry in the pan and may not be able to replicate it later. Thanks for another fine review!
Thank you, Lori! I don’t often mix colors on the palette, preferring to glaze or blend on the paper. I like having the convenience colors because it is easier to get consistent results when you are mixing that way.
I can understand that, though I don’t consider these ads. There are links at the bottom so you can look at the product on Amazon. I don’t like to put a price in the review, because they can vary from store to store and over time.
Amazing Review as usual… When I see a review by Sandra Strait, I know is a must see… Me personally use the Albrecht Dürer watercolor pencils in my watercolor art in the finishing stage of the process, it helps a lot to accent details in the project. That’s how I achieve cat hair in my watercolors… The watercolor pencils Albrecht Dürer are amazing, but they are professional grade. These watercolor sets are not bad at all for being Student Grade by the way, but I wonder how is the lightfast on this ones?
Thank you, Walt! That’s a fabulous compliment. I wouldn’t expect the lightfastness to be great. I have two rule of thumbs about non-professional quality watercolors. A professional label doesn’t guarantee lightfastness, but if it is non-professional, lightfastness is going to be spotty. The other one is that companies want you to know all the good points of their product, so they’ll tell you what they are. Nothing was said about pigment information or lightfastness in the informational pamphlet. I’ve left the ocean waves painting I did out where it gets direct sunlight for a good portion of the day, and it hasn’t faded any, but it’s only been about 3 weeks since it was painted. I do know sets where I would have already seen fading, so these are not in the lowest end of lightfastness. That’s the best I’ll give these in that regard.
For our prompt of “Dance” today, I thought about a couple of polar bears dancing the night away with a bit of aurora mood lighting. Yeah, that’s pretty much how my mind works. In truth, I also wanted to try
Dancing. Ugh! It was ruined for me during high school. Two weeks a year, gym became dancing class. I was clumsy, incredibly shy, and have absolutely no sense of rhythm. The classes were run like a competition, the gym teachers making them as much like a sport as possible, and yelling at you if you weren’t scoring the goals. I hated sports, too, so double whammy. They were always just before Christmas, and for years, afterward, I couldn’t hear ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ without cringing and getting sick to the stomach.
Polar bears, one of my most favorite animals and these two look marvelous!!! Dancing always seems like such a joyous activity. My maternal grandma used to sit at her piano pounding out a tune, jump up, grab one of us kids and dance us around her small living room; singing and laughing the whole time. Special memory.
What I wouldn’t give to be able to dance! I have a photo of Joe and me dancing at our wedding. We look so happy. It’s one of my favorites. That old saying, dance as if no one is watching fits here. I think everyone feels self conscious. That means they aren’t paying attention to you, just to themselves. If you can paint, you can dance!
What a beautiful sketch. Happy to see you continuing to try things. Life is too short to do things we don’t want to. There are too many things we “have” to do each day that are no fun….cooking is at the top of my list! I’ve noticed since I haven’t been working my creative spirit has been ignited. My job is crafting things I would normally not do. Earlier this year I was thinking I needed a change. Well, careful what you wish for!
Aww thanks so much, Fanna! 😃💕 Hehe… I adore that your husband uses your mug. But yeah, he needs to start painting if he wants to earn the right to use it! 😉 lol As for skies like these… it’s wet in wet and light colors first heading up to Indigo. There’s lots of demos on YouTube for Northern Lights Watercolor. On this one, I tried for a dark sky, but I think I liked my last one with more colors better!
Bonjour, Cathy! 😃💕 Yeah, I’m practicing storybook illustrations currently, and some turn out better than others and have more and less detail. I’m playing with the balance of the two and just making single objects was fun, but I want to tell visual stories more. These polar bears had less detail than the ones I did earlier in the month… that one was a bit more realistic. 😉
Thanks so much, Mugdha! 😃💕 Glad I’m not alone… I’d much prefer to be outside looking up at the stars than in a well.. just about any group setting! 😊 lol And yeah, I had thought about writing a children’s play back then. The two I wrote were both comic murder mysteries. But I did get to design and paint the set for a children’s play based on the story Billy Goat’s Gruff… I also played the tallest goat! hehe
Thanks so much, Marisela!😃💕I love that both of your parents love to dance! That’s so cool! And yes, you will definitely leap and dance again my friend. I think we should always live life without imposing limits… it’s just more fun that way!!
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