Friday, May 19, 2017

It's Paint Porn Time Again!

Calling all artists, calling all artists! Yes, I know how much we ALL love looking at other artists' stuff. It's one of my very favorite guilty pleasures, drooling over someone else's palette, paint bag, travel set or art shopping haul. So, since I just had my 47th birthday on Wednesday, I thought I'd show & tell all the lovely little art trinkets I was so thrilled to receive.
First and foremost, I got the High Chroma Qor Six tube set. Not only does this let me try Qor watercolors for the first time but I so totally wanted the tin the paints came in! It's the perfect size to make a full but compact palette. I ended up getting a total of 37 colors into this small palette that only measures about 4" x 6" (it's the size of an index card). I used some full and some half pans, mostly I did that so I could tell where colors fell. As most of you would know, if you don't have some way of telling, a line of ten colors can get confusing as darker dried watercolors all look black, lol. The High Chroma set includes 5ml tubes of Cobalt Teal, Green Gold, Quin Gold, Transp Pyrrole Orange, Quin Magenta, and Dioxazine Purple.
Next, my lovely Aunt Mic decided to surprise me with a little present every day of my birthday week! It was so fun to have something to open every morning. She must have talked to my mom and they trolled my bucket list of art supplies I drool over, lol. One of the coolest things is a very accurate eraser, the thinnest and most agile eraser line on the market. It's called Tombow Mono Zero Eraser and it's so thin that you can erase even the tiniest line. I'll be using it mostly for pencil work when one wants to get to the most impossible spot without disturbing the drawing. I am so thrilled to also now have Caran d'Arche Technalo water soluble pencils. There were a bunch of other wonderful stuff including another cool eraser for smudging using the lightest touch, pens and even a stencil set as I'm rubbish at lettering, I was well spoiled.

As you can tell, much of the above involves working on detail pencil art so as a final gift I was so thrilled to get a set of 24 Derwent Tinted Chracoal. I love how the lead colors are just slightly tinted and they can be liquified with a water brush to give even more interesting colors and effects. I can't wait to try them.

So, there'll be several more paintings of art supplies. I mean, when you have all these puuurrrty new things you should immortalized them in your sketchbook, right? 

If you are interested, here's the list of the paint colors and brands that are in my shiny new palette. Oh, and also if you're interested, I attached each pan using a magnet cut and glued to the bottom of each plastic piece using silicone glue. I tried previously just relying on the sticky backing on the magnet strip but I found when I pulled a color out the magnet was strong enough to pull off the plastic instead of out of the tin, lol. Addition of a tiny bit of silicone glue worked perfectly. Now everything magnetically attaches to the palette and can be switched out anytime I want to. Here's the list of colors, left to right, top to bottom. (DS=Daniel Smith, S=Schmincke, W&N=Winsor & Newton)
Row 1 (turquoises & Purples):
Cobalt Teal (DS), Prussian Green (S), Aqua Green (W&N) , Phthalo Green (DS), Quin Violet (W&N), Carbazole Violet (DS), Moonglow (DS), Neutral Tint (S)

Row 2 (Greens):
Green Gold (QOR), Phthalo Yellow green (DS), Leaf Green (Sap), Sap Green (Holbein), Sap Green (Schmincke), Hooker's Green (Sennelier), Serpentine Genuine (DS), Sap Green (DS), Shadow Green (Holbein)

Row 3 (Yellows):
Pure Yellow (Schmincke), New Gamboge (DS), Yellow Ochre (S), Quin Gold (DS), Burnt Sienna (DS), Burnt Umber (S), Buff Titanium (DS)

Row 4 (Blues):
Manganese Blue (), Cerulean Blue (W&N), French Ultramarine (DS), Phthalo Sapphire (W&N), PB60 (DS), Indigo (W&N), Payne’s Blue Grey (S)

Row 5 (Reds):
Transparent Orange (S) ,Permanent Red (S), Quin Red (Sennelier), Sanguine Red (W&N), Opera Pink (DS), Permanent Rose (W&N), Quin Magenta (DS)

I'll be joining up this week with Paint Party Friday. Why don't you head on over and see what gorgeous art has been created this week!
Talk soon, promise.

Best,

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15 comments:

  1. Oh wow-what a haul you received!! Happy birthday to you and I can't wait to see what beauties you are going to be creating with these fab new supplies. Happy PPF!

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  2. Aren't you just the most fortunate thing! All those are great additions to your art world.

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  3. Have fun with your new colours, they look great. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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  4. wonderful new art supplies, I share your excitement!

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  5. Happy birthday and it looks like you had a great one. Lovely gifts. You will have so much fun play and creating with them.

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  6. Wishing you a lovely birthday!

    So nice that you linked the items you talked about. Thank you.
    Your palette painting is wonderful and fun.

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  7. Happy Birthday, wishing you a ton or creative abundance and joy!! Thanks for explaining all those wonderful supplies!! Love the idea of the erasers... Great palette too!! Your people know you well...lots of love there!! Happy creating!

    Hugs Giggles

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  8. well, you certainly have been spoiled! How fun to receive all these artsy presents. That's what I always ask for my birthday too. That Tombow eraser might be on my wishlist for my upcoming birthday :-) So nice of your auntie to give you a present every day of your birthday week. What a great idea!

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  9. Oh what fun! It's so exciting to get new supplies isn't it?

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  10. I always enjoy illustrations of art supplies! Yours is vivid and gorgeous!

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  11. Happy belated birthday! What wonderful presents! I've never tried the QoR watercolours, but that box does look great and useful. Very tempting! Just when I thought I finally had all the boxed and paints I needed...

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  12. Art supplies and office supplies, always favorite things.

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  13. I enjoyed your sharing your art supplies. . .always learning of new things and how to use them. Thank you. . .looking forward to seeing all your art with them. Blessings, Janet

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  14. Hi there Jenn, well I'm incredibly late but that's me I guess ;D)
    Wishing you a very Happy Birthday and I think all those goodies you received look like a lot of fun. Can't wait to see how you use them.
    Cheers now :D)

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  15. Drool!!! What a lovely BD haul!!
    Last fall our wonderful local art store, the Merri Artist, sponsored a FREE workshop with the current owner of Daniel Smith, and he and his assistants brought lots of paint to try! (we each made our own sample sheets) Plus he had big chunks of the minerals they use (Lapis, serpentine, ...) had a power point on how they process the minerals, and talked about the Quinacridones (developed for automotive paint!!) ...
    He would pass mineral samples, and the matching paints would make the rounds, ...
    I work mostly in acrylics, and later got several of the pure pigment sticks (we got one in our goodie bag), to add a bit of medium to, inc. Quinacridone coral and Sienna.
    He was hired as a color mixer, and stayed :) wonderful company!!

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