|fruit & veg drawing (click to enlarge)|
|color theory in circles -such an easy way to learn about color interaction.|
For several years I've been using water brushes exclusively in my sketchbooks. For this course Tracey suggested using actual brushes in certain sizes. So, with a good excuse to go shopping, I went and bought some good watercolor brushes in a 2,4,6 and 8 size. I hadn't ever had these sizes and I've also never had good brushes. WOW, they work so incredibly well, I'm shocked. Yes, totally s-h-o-c-k-e-d! They hold a perfect point and hold so much paint that I can't believe I struggled for so long with a water brush. It's been revolutionary and life changing, for serious. The brushes are called Da Vinci 1503 travel brushes (for those of you who drool over art supplies) and I especially love that they're travel brushes. It seemed to make sense to get brushes that not only can be used in the studio but also can be used in Plein Air paintings. I also love that the brush is protected when not in use because you store them in the handle. Anyway, anyone who hasn't tried a good brush instead of a water brush should go shopping for actual brushes, it's revolutionary. I always had trouble with washes, not now!
For those of you who covet art supplies and artist's palettes, here's mine. I have, in the last few days, eliminated the leaf green, green earth, dark brown and quin burnt orange and moved them to a smaller palette I may use occasionally.
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