• Sue Potter posted a new activity comment 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    I think it’s great, 1st try or not 🙂

  • Sue Potter posted a new activity comment 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    Beautifully rendered and I can feel his curiosity <3

  • Sue Potter posted a new activity comment 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    I tried doing it with a ball tip stylus, 3 sizes … not too impressive; but I do have old gift cards! 🙂 TY

  • Sue Potter posted a new activity comment 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    Nice job. I’m curious – are the veins on the leaves both wet in wet AND wet on dry?

    i saw a video where veins and such can be made by lightly (or heavily, I guess) pressing into the paper to draw the veins – with a stylus, so it leaves no mark until the pigments settle in during painting? Have you tried this? I might today 🙂

  • Sue Potter posted a new activity comment 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    Beautifully done 🙂

  • Sue Potter posted a new activity comment 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    I haven’t sat in an art class since 12th grade … that was 5 kids and 4+ grandkids ago … but I never stopped practicing.
    I did slow for awhile (that whole work & family thing); but life created an early ‘opportunity’ for me and now I am relearning and learning a lot of things for one big project.
    I probably will have quite the ‘prep work for an…[Read more]

  • Sue Potter posted a new activity comment 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    Aww shucks :)Thank you & please do!
    This is a result of watching about 50 too many videos on charting colors.

    I saw one video yesterday, where the artist charted every single watercolor she has (mixing & glazing both, I think). It took her a month.
    I will make my little pages for now and wait until I have more of a viable collection to work…[Read more]

  • Sue Potter posted a new activity comment 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    Reminds me cracking walnuts for my dad, way back when.
    I like the mix of blurred and sharp – looks great & tasty.

  • Sue Potter posted a new activity comment 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    Dust mite poop & book mold, same here – but I do love the smell of old books. I’ll sneeze all day for a good book.

  • Sue Potter posted a new activity comment 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    Specifically, I choose:
    Red Rose Deep PV19
    Hansa Yellow Deep PY65
    Ultramarine Blue PB29

    For yellows I also have samples of PY35, PY3 and PY35
    Would one of those work better? I was focusing on transparency.

    • Dust mite poop & book mold, same here – but I do love the smell of old books. I’ll sneeze all day for a good book.

    • Hansa Yellow Deep is warmer than Hansa Yellow Light and Hansa Yellow Medium. Ultramarine is a cooler blue- you might want to go with French Ultramarine. I’m not familiar with Rose Red Deep. PV19 is usually a cooler red, but the Deep might mean this is a warmer version. Brands differ, too. I think the only way you’ll know for sure is to mix the…[Read more]

  • Sue Potter posted a new activity comment 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    I will certainly check out those books – ironically, we are currently attempting to thin our personal library (20,000+ volumes) and as I lug bag after bag of fiction and science books to the used book storeS – I trade them in for every art book of the least interest. I just have to limit my total books to two full bookshelves —- down from 22, lol.

    • I know how you feel. I had to do that a few years back. To top it off, I discovered that I am allergic to book molds, so I can only read through my books if I’m willing to start wheezing and sneezing for a day or two.

  • And here we have all of my ‘from the tube’ blues – at best student grade (Artists Loft & Jack Richeson) watercolors.

    Today I expand experiments and start mixing artists grade with the rest of my wc paints — I do love texture and surprises! Luckily. IMG_2744

    And here we have all of my ‘from the tube’ blues – at best student grade (Artists
  • My Da Vinci wet in wet , let it flow and swirl experiment. IMG_2746

    My Da Vinci wet in wet , let it flow and swirl experiment. IMG_2746
  • IF you look very closely, you’ll see I tried a few different approaches with leaves and blossoms – at least with my limited Schmincke wc’s – I can show the quantity of blooms vs leaves a bit better. I like the roots of the other Flamboyan Tree a lot more. IMG_2742

    IF you look very closely, you’ll see I tried a few different approaches with leaves and blosso
    • I love the trees. How much nicer than boring little squares or oblongs? An idea I may just copy post Christmas when I get me some new paints!

      • Aww shucks :)Thank you & please do!
        This is a result of watching about 50 too many videos on charting colors.

        I saw one video yesterday, where the artist charted every single watercolor she has (mixing & glazing both, I think). It took her a month.
        I will make my little pages for now and wait until I have more of a viable collection to work…[Read more]

  • On a trip to Puerto Rico this past July ( hunny’s home island & why our home is full of revolving Priority Mail Boxes 😉 <3 ) … I fell in love with the Flamboyan Tree. (I love trees) Though the tree has far more green – I was working with my limited Grumbacher Academy colors and I like this start at a better tree. IMG_2741

    On a trip to Puerto Rico this past July ( hunny’s home island & why our home is full of re
  • In a too-late effort to get a free dot card from Schmincke; I met a great rep, who despite my tardiness; sent me a surprise package with 3 free samples. (Other manufactures haven’t been so generous; but that’s business I guess.)

    Based solely on WC performance – Schmincke has the most # of paints I like (based on extensive YT and blog research);…[Read more]

    In a too-late effort to get a free dot card from Schmincke; I met a great rep, who despite my tardin
  • 3 days before joining doodlewash, I bought a Da Vinci sample card , on Blick I think. Now I think a second sample from here with DO points is a good idea 🙂
    This test page was made with the 3 closest primary colors I could figure … BUT PLEASE correct me, it matters and I truly appreciate it 😀 IMG_2730

    3 days before joining doodlewash, I bought a Da Vinci sample card , on Blick I think. Now I think a
    • It’s always difficult to tell from a photo online because both camera and PC can alter the color. It looks to me as though you are very close. I’m not familiar with Grumbacher names but I’d guess you have something like PV19, PY97 and PB29, which is a very good start for primaries. If you haven’t already you might want to get one of the books…[Read more]

      • I will certainly check out those books – ironically, we are currently attempting to thin our personal library (20,000+ volumes) and as I lug bag after bag of fiction and science books to the used book storeS – I trade them in for every art book of the least interest. I just have to limit my total books to two full bookshelves —- down from 22, lol.

        • I know how you feel. I had to do that a few years back. To top it off, I discovered that I am allergic to book molds, so I can only read through my books if I’m willing to start wheezing and sneezing for a day or two.

      • Specifically, I choose:
        Red Rose Deep PV19
        Hansa Yellow Deep PY65
        Ultramarine Blue PB29

        For yellows I also have samples of PY35, PY3 and PY35
        Would one of those work better? I was focusing on transparency.

        • Dust mite poop & book mold, same here – but I do love the smell of old books. I’ll sneeze all day for a good book.

        • Hansa Yellow Deep is warmer than Hansa Yellow Light and Hansa Yellow Medium. Ultramarine is a cooler blue- you might want to go with French Ultramarine. I’m not familiar with Rose Red Deep. PV19 is usually a cooler red, but the Deep might mean this is a warmer version. Brands differ, too. I think the only way you’ll know for sure is to mix the…[Read more]

  • Last month I purchased a trio of Grumbacher Academy wc .. for a $1 at Jerry’s .
    Hunny was quick to say he liked how nice the plates looked. Rare guy, I am fortunate.
    And besides, the plates are studio use only. IMG_2728

    Last month I purchased a trio of Grumbacher Academy wc .. for a $1 at Jerry’s . Hunny was quic
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