I decided to treat myself to another moleskin sketchbook. I find the moleskin watercolour sketch books are the best when it comes to the papers ability to handle water without buckling but as all my books to-date have been A5ish or the little mini ones I thought I’d try out the larger format. As usual making the first mark is always a bit daunting so … Continue reading New Sketchbook
Having refilled the pans in my old paint set several times I thought it was about time to invest in a new set of paints. Last time I was in Cass Art the staff recommended buying a smaller set of professional grade watercolour which were on sale rather than the bigger set of student grade so thought I’d give them a go although have to … Continue reading New Paints
Ahead of a weekend away I treated myself to a new field painting set. It was on offer in Cass Art (one of my favourite shops) so how could I resist. It’s so compact and has both a little flask for water as well as a cup lid for the water when you’re painting and it all packs up into such a little bundle – … Continue reading New Art Supplies
I’ve just finished my A5 Daler Rowney sketchbook so have the daunting task of making a mark on the first page of a new one. I’ve opted for a moleskin this time, probably m,y favourite brand at the moment as the paper in the watercolour moleskin’s handles water better than any of the others. So for my first page – my “go to” subject matter … Continue reading First Page of New Sketchbook
well, not exactly new but I bought this set of Winsor & Newton watercolour marker pens about a year ago but having tidied my art room and stacked things neatly on shelves I completely forgot about them. But after watching a video on YouTube of a sketcher using markers I remembered I had a set somewhere so thought I’d give them a go. Continue reading Trying New Art Supplies
An impulse purchase from a craft show – Derwent Inktense. They’re a bit like pastels but really intense colour that you can blend with water. Haven’t really played around with these too much but from my first couple of sketches they seem interesting. Continue reading New Art Supplies
Great move by Seawhite – they’ve developed a process for recycling old coffee cups and launched a new range of CupCycling sketch pads available at Cass Art. You can find a blog post here with more details on how it works Continue reading CupCycling – love this!
Strictly speaking this wasn’t a Christmas present – more of a treat for myself but as my current table top easel was broken I bought myself a new one in the Cass Sale earlier this month. After I bought it I stumbled across this Cass Blog that gives you guidance on how to select the right easel – doh! Continue reading Out with the Old….