Review-Schmincke Limited Edition 12-color Palette 2017 #Schmincke #Watercolor #WorldWatercolorGroup

Schmincke offers a Limited Edition tin of 12 colors each year.  It comes in one of their signature tins (love the owl logo!)

This year the new colors were Perylene Dark Red, Saturn Red, Cobalt Azure, Phthalo Sapphire, Yellow Orange, Rutile Yellow, Potter's Pink, Perylene Violet, Perylene Green, Hematite Black, Viridian and Mahogany Brown.

Only one of the colors is transparent, five are semi-transparent, two are semi-opaque, and four are opaque.  Five are granulating. four are staining, four are semi-staining and four are non-staining.

These are all single pigment colors.  The only one I already had was Viridian, so I was very pleased.

I wasn't as pleased with the tin.  Some of the issues won't matter to some people and will to others.  I'm pretty picky about mine.

Comparing it to an older one, the metal is thinner and it does that popping in and out thing with very little pressure.

The support ring on the bottom sticks out.  I does flatten when you set the tin down, bu…

Wednesday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #Giveaways #ArtJournal

Grove Fun and Easy Landscape Step-out #FunAndEasyLandscape #Step-out #Inktober #Zensations #Hahnemühle @ZebraPenUS

I could have added another step or two to this step-out and done a border and some of the interior design, but I wanted you to see the bare bones.  And then to experiment.  Add little triangles, loop-de-loops, crosses, circles.  See what happens.

As you can see in the variations, your grove can consist of three or four trees in a fairly small forest, or you can expand and build a forest that takes up a whole section of the page.

In its bare bones version, Grove is a good background detail that adds some interest without stealing the show from your focus.  It isn't likely to be your main focus, but add some detail, and it can become a secondary point of interest.

Be careful about adding too much detail to your Grove, if it is directly behind your main focus.

This drawing done with Zebra Sarasa Fineliners on Hahnemühle Watercolor Postcard
Fun & Easy Landscapes step-outs, step-wiselys or step-by-steps are posted every Friday!

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The winner of the Hahnemühle Tiles has been contacted

The winner has been contacted.  If you entered last weeks giveaways for a tin of Hahnemühle Tiles, please check your email.

I want to thank everyone who entered and remind them that I'll be holding giveways for the next 7 weeks, including two more for Youtangle.Art tiles.  This week I'm giving away a block of Hahnemühle Cézanne Watercolor paper.

Monday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #Giveaways #ArtJournal

Review & Giveaway: Hahnemühle Cézanne Watercolor Block #Hahnemühle,#Cézanne #WorldWatercolorGroup

The Hahnemühle YouTangle.Art tin giveaway ends tonight! If you haven't already entered, you can find it here.
Recently Hahnemühle sent me an amazing number of fine art papers for reviews and giveaways.  This is the second of eight giveaways planned.  Today's subject is their Cézanne Cold Pressed Watercolor Block.  The giveaway is international.  Entry information is waaay down the page after the review.  Please consider visiting their Facebook page or website to learn more about their wonderful line of products. 

No. of Sheets-10Size-24 x 32 cm/9.4 x 12.6 inBound-Glue & Webbing to ensure flatness when wet Paper:
Color-Natural WhiteWeight-300 gsm/140 lb.Type-Matt/Cold-pressed/Grain FinContent-100% Cotton RagMould-madeacid free  lightfastage resistantsurface-sized Suitable for wet painting techniques: watercolour – especially glazing – lavis, gouache, tempera and acrylic.
Look & Feel
Hahnemühle Watercolour Blocks are both glued and gauzed on all four sides with …

Bad Hair Day #inktober #zensations #Hahnemühle @ZebraPenUS

If you are here for the Hahnemühle YouTangle.Art tin  giveaway, you can enter here.

With this example, I was testing Hahnemühle's Cézanne Cold Press watercolor paper for granulation, lifting of color and resistance to overworking... how did it do?  Check tomorrow's review (and giveaway that starts on Sunday) to find out!

I was also testing out Zebra's Brush pen to see how it held up to working on watercolor paper.  That review will be coming in the near future.

Fun & Easy Landscapes step-outs, step-wiselys or step-by-steps are posted every Friday!

For a full list and links to Fun & Easy Landscape Step-outs, Step-by-steps, Step-wiselys and guide rules go here.

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Zebra Pens Inktober Giveaway-A Zensations Pen kit given away each week in October At the end of each week, Zebra pens will select a winner to receive their new Zensations line of products…