Friday, 12 January 2018

limited palette, which color would you choose?

Ok, we all know that watercolor paints manufacturers are offering great variety of colors and values to choose from. Some of the manufacturers are offering quite satisfaction amount of single pigment paints and the rest of the values are two or three pigm

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Still Life with Flowers - January 2018 The Artist

I have just read this article  by Judi Whitton and I presumed she had written all the article and done the still life painting, until I saw in small print that - all still life arrangements by Sue Wales.  Do I take it that this lady has arranged

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Thursday, 11 January 2018

What have we learnt today?

I'll start..
1  Poinsettias are VERY much harder to paint than they look.

2. The vintage WHS colours are very nice to look at, horrible to use.  The paint is so hard that one needs a scrubbing brush to get any coverage at all.
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How to scan large watercolour paintings How to scan large watercolour paintings and edit them on GIMP — step by step tutorialon GIMP — step by step tutorial

Large watercolour paintings can be quite tricky to photograph sometimes. The camera has to be of a very good quality, with very good lens that doesn't distort the edges of the image, and good sensors that can catch accurately the colours of the painting,

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Thursday, 4 January 2018

1970s vintage watercolour set...

I  bought this old 1970s vintage W H Smith watercolour set on ebay.  Why?  I thought I might use the tray as a palette, still might...but its a real sweet thing I think anyone might have been proud of in the 70s, if thats truly when it was

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New easel, paints and paper = happiness

I seem to have finally put a few things together.  My new Schminke paints (arguable whether much better than white knights, but they seem more vibrant - see another thread), nice heavy HP paper and importantly an easel (Jacksons, desk top Eden, knock

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New easel, paints and paper = happiness

I seem to have finally put a few things together.  My new Schminke paints (arguable whether much better than white knights, but they seem more vibrant - see another thread), nice heavy HP paper and importantly an easel (Jacksons, desk top Eden, knock

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