I thought I’d be so busy with Grey Matter, that I wouldn’t have the time or energy for anything overseas this year. But – fate (and Art Safari!) has a way of throwing things at you, and when this trip showed up, I decided to take it!
So, I’ve renewed my watercolor palette, and switched out compose blue for a cobalt turquoise. (So yummy!)
A little geography quiz for you, can you name this country? Hint – it’s NOT in the northern hemisphere!
I like to sketch my palette at the beginning of each sketchbook, although consistency is not my forté! I’m not starting a new sketchbook soon, so here is an update of my colors.
My current palette replaces a well used Schminke one. This was purchased a few years ago, but it always seemed too heavy to use when traveling. It was finally time to test it, as the additional mixing area seems too good to waste. You can see it’s been well used already.
The newer colors (small tin) are a set from Greenleaf & Blueberry. Haven’t worked much with them, and looking forward to playing more.
For this very cold first day of the year, I’m rewatching a John Lovett watercolor instructional dvd. He is one of my favorite artists, and his videos are straightforward and easy to follow. Easy, that is, if you’re good at following direction. Not me!
Something ‘easy’ to sketch during my recovery. I’ve been sketching, but not scanning. As soon as I think I’m improving, I find out it takes a looong time to get back to ‘normal’! Every day, a little bit better!
I’ve been reading about ‘minimalism’ and this got me started cleaning out lots of stuff in my basement. It’s also reflected in my revised palette – less colors. Took out a few that I hardly used to make room for larger pans for the ones I use most. This page is carried with my sketch kit for reference, but also because I just *love* looking at pure color!
I’ve been using this for a few months, and plan to bring it on my next trip. I took out most of the included paints and used my own. I thought I’d try the W&N reds that came with it, although Holbein has lately been my favorite. I have a whole set of Holbein small tubes, 24!!!) and haven’t made the time to try them all!