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  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
  • Yesterday was ‘color theory’ practice & experiment day.
    IMG_2727

    Yesterday was ‘color theory’ practice & experiment day. IMG_2727
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    • It looks like you are having fun!

    • Looks like an art class preparation,which I guess it kinda is,lol…the need to put paint to paper and learn…it’s all fun..

      • 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 an update in the group Group logo of Beginners to WatercolourBeginners to Watercolour 2 months ago

    Hello all – I’m Sue & I’m new … okay a bit wrinkly but new here anyway.
    I have a question about watercolor paints; the high end, cost as much as some cars* types of paints.
    I am attempting to get sample dot cards from manufacturers; but having no luck other than spending limited art-cash on just trying it out. I don’t know a single watercolorist…[Read more]

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    • Welcome Sue! I’m glad you found us and look forward to hearing more about your watercolour experiences.

      I have some Dot Cards and really like them for exploring the variety of WC brands. I can’t imagine there would be any better or less expensive way to experience those paints.

      I don’t want to get this group involved in an dot card swap, but t…[Read more]

      • Thank you very much , I’ll go over there.
        In awhile i will just delete this as not to cause any confusion. 🙂

        • You are welcome to leave the post Sue! I’m sure others in the group may be interested as well and will spot your inquiry. ❤️

    • Sue, we have DO points here for participating on Doodlewash, and right now there are Da Vinci dot cards available for DO points located in the shop. You earn the points by liking, commenting, posting, etc. It may take a little time, but it won’t break the bank. There are also reviews on different types of paints (see Forums) that may interest…[Read more]

      • Lol, sorry, I had actually ordered the DaVinci dot cards directly from DaVinci just the day before ‘discovering’ Doodlewash! I have the most marvelous timing 😉
        And reviews, oh I watch tons of reviews, take notes, compare same paints with different artists and the styles and how they use it … yeah, I take research a tad too seriously .
        And, yes,…[Read more]

    • Sue, if you have the time to spend online, you might want to start entering lots of giveaways. I follow several companies on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and watch them for giveaways. I then post links to these three times a week so you wouldn’t even have to spend all that much time looking. You might think ‘Nah, I never win, but the more…[Read more]

      • Thank you Sandra – I could use my luck with winning things in some other areas of life – but I do get on kicks where I enter contests or point systems (DO points here type stuff). Yesterday, 10 days after joining a book group – GoRead – I recieved ‘Coloring with your Octopus’ book I want for ideas with my cephlopods drawings … naturally my…[Read more]

  • Sue Potter posted artwork 2 months ago

    Liz, this is my bears in woods, during creation in my hotel room.
    Somewhere in a sketchbook is the finished piece …. but my time is ending – off to reality, and more cafe! bearsinbushesinhotel

    Liz, this is my bears in woods, during creation in my hotel room. Somewhere in a sketchbook is the f
  • Sue Potter posted 2 pieces of art 2 months ago

    A doodled tree, ummm is ink accepted as watercolor here when used in different densities??? sorry if not …
    The intent is to create a finished piece in this style, in watercolor (once my DaVinci sample arrives, waiting, waiting …)
    Basicly I’m happy with most of it. In the final piece I will likely do substantial linework to detail the bark,…[Read more]

    A doodled tree, ummm is ink accepted as watercolor here when used in different densities??? sorry ifA doodled tree, ummm is ink accepted as watercolor here when used in different densities??? sorry if
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    • Gorgeous texture in this tree. I also love how you have designed it. Wonderful work 😀

      Best wishes,
      Liz

      • Thank you Liz. I think my practice is starting to pay off a little; but in the final piece, I am likely to do linework individually over each tone … those tiny horizontal strokes, if that makes sense.

    • Great composition!

  • Sue Potter posted artwork 2 months ago

    Technically, this is ink, but a 2 part w.i.p. .
    The goal is to produce 2 opposite views
    *(L) looking OUT of dark woods
    *(R) looking INTO dark woods
    This is a w.i.p. I’ll return to after the holiday seasons have pasted and possibly after the start of March – 😉 crazy artist plans for February 😀 . IMG_2662

    Technically, this is ink, but a 2 part w.i.p. . The goal is to produce 2 opposite views *(L) looking
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    • Thank you, I wish time allowed this one to happen now, but life.
      What you see here is actually 5 or 6 thin layers and much time frustrated as I realized how backwards I was doing it. I boarded them together (on my dining table,lol) to do them simultainiously in an effort to optimize the differences …. what I don’t show here is my ‘instruction…[Read more]

    • I really like the concept and it will be really interesting to see it develop. Thanks so much for sharing 😀

      Best wishes,
      Liz

    • Great concept!

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  • Sue Potter posted artwork 2 months ago

    w.i.p. sealife study, cartoon style (?) IMG_2658

    w.i.p. sealife study, cartoon style (?) IMG_2658
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    • This is already so beautiful! It’s going to be stunning when it is finished.

      • Thank you Sandra, this is on grey toned paper … so I may finish the study, then do one on larger wc paper.

    • Thank you Sharon, it’s a style I am only now re-learning – it’s a full circle thing since grandkids like to draw with me, and I haven’t done it since I was closer to their age 😀 lol

    • I like this! It reminds me of my adult colouring books. Looking forward to seeing the finished piece.

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