Sunday, January 19, 2020

WIP New 2020 Watercolor Palette Ink Drawing

Very late last night I got the urge to get to work, so I inked my pencil drawing of my new Watercolor Palette. I wanted a larger sketch, so I used my Moleskine 135lb CP 8.5 x 11 Watercolor Journal.

I didn't want the starkness of Black Ink, so I decided to use a Sakura Micron 01 Sepia Pen to ink the entire drawing
I love using Sakura Micron Pens all the time, they have Archival Inks, and are very light fast, and very economical, and last a long time

One last step before beginning, is to do some test drawing with different lines. In this example the 01 thickness line seemed much better than the 05 thicker line.

Now I am nervous about the painting part.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

A New Watercolor Palette & Color Chart for 2020

A few months ago I bought a new  Mijello Watercolor Palette with extra trays, and a tight fitting lid, and I absolutely love it, and it will serve me for years.

I filled up the 18 wells very quickly, and added another six with some new colors to work with that I have seen other artist's use on a regular basis.

I was most excited to buy two new tubes of Daniel Smith Watercolors made for Master Watercolor Artist Joseph Zbukvic. They are his Zbukvic's Cool Grey and Warm Grey. I started using them, and very much like them, and will write another article on what I like about them.

I spent 3 days making this color chart with mixing each of the 24 colors with each other.
The Zbukvic Greys are columns 23 and 24 in the chart.

Let me know what you think.
Cheers and Happy New Year!

Friday, October 25, 2019

Inktober 2019 Portrait in Line

Here is a great Inktober Portrait Demo using Watercolor by The Mind of Watercolor

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Enda Bardell Watercolor Demonstration

Yesterday I went to a Watercolor Demonstration by Vancouver Visual Artist Enda Bardell and had a wonderful time watching, and recording the demonstration.

The demo was held in the new Opus Art Materials location in the Harbour Center in downtown Vancouver just across from Waterfront Station, a major transportation hub.

For the seascape watercolors she uses Winsor & Newton paints, and primarily uses Antwerp Blue, Indian Yellow, Alizarin Crimson or Brown Madder, and these colors will provide all the colors she needs for the scene.

Enda called Watercolor her Dance Partner, I am the Leader she said, and the Watercolor is a follower, but must be allowed to do it's own thing.

Watch Enda paint this gorgeous watercolor in the videos below.

Enda Bardell Watercolor Demonstration Part I

Part II

Part III

Visit Enda's Website

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