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 View
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
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
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]
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
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.
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
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]
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]
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]
I do post links to my watercolor stuff here, but not to my link lists and other media work. You can find me pretty easily on social media under Sandra Strait -my blog is http://lifeimitatesdoodles.blogspot.com/ and I post something daily.
I searched for quite awhile yesterday evening and while I did find the sketchbook it WAS in, it is gone. Most likely someone liked it & I gave it to them. I do that. Somewhere there is a photo of it finished, or near finished … but with over a terabyte of photos (I did photography semi-professionally for a few years); I’ll be awhile before I…[Read more]
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]
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
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]
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