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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Sunset in Rust and Teal #Watercolor #WorldWatercolorGroup #Strathmore

The last of my sky-centric paintings from the last session of my watercolor class (though I still have a couple of urban city paintings from that class).  I used a triad of M Graham Cobalt Teal & Quinacridone Rust, and Daniel Smith New Gamboge on Strathmore's Gemini Coldpress paper.

Silver Black Velvet 1 inch flat, 3/4 inch oval and size 6 round.


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

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

Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways is published on Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays

Zentangle
The Daily New Tangle Challenge
Pattern-Collections Daily Pattern Focus
joey's weekly tangle challenge #142
Monotangle Adventures BEG CH #40 – EMINGLE 
DUOTANGLE ADVENTURES BEG CH #18 – EMINGLE & PURK

DIY Snowman Doodlegem Tags Free Holiday Designs Mini Coloring Books
Echoism Zentangle Pattern Video

On the fourth day of 3Zs . . .
On the fifth day of 3Zs . . .

TanglePatterns: How to draw ODEE
Pattern-Collections New: Chank
Pattern-Collections New: Spy Knee

Tutorials & Art Journaling Prompts

Painting Animals in Watercolor | Cheng-Khee Chee’s Saturated Wet Technique


Giveaways

Europens Giveaway-Cross Fountain pen & Ballpoint SET, ink and more


Reviews
Pen Review: Aurora Optima Perla Fountain Pen

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Landscape in Primatek #Watercolor #WorldWatercolorGroup #Daniel Smith

Playing with the Daniel Smith Primatek set, Mayan Blue, Hematite, Piemontite, Jadeite Genuine, Amythest Genuine.  The set also include Rhodonite Genuine, but I didn't use that color this time around.

The Primatek colors are made with real minerals and don't move very well in water, which makes it a bit difficult to spread the color or build up values.  I was using a rough watercolor paper, and a synthetic/mix, which I don't think helped.  Next time, I'm going to use my Kolinsky and either a smooth cold press paper or a hot press and see if that helps.

Approximately 9x9 inches.  I used a Silver Black Velvet 1 inch flat, 3/4 inch oval and a Da Vinci Cosmotop round, size 4, on Strathmore's Professional 500 Series Gemini Rough


Sunday, December 4, 2016

Brown Thrasher - Week 46 of 52 Weeks of Watercolor Birds #WorldWatercolorGroup #Watercolor #52WeeksOfWatercolorBirds

While applying my first washes for the background, the rays of light sort of happened.  I'm not sure they're right compositionally, but I like them, so they stayed!



Done with a variety of Senelier, Winsor Newton, Daniel Smith and M Graham watercolors.

This bird was painted in the Global Art Materials Field Watercolor Artist Journal Hand Book, 7 by 10-Inch that I'm using for the '52 Weeks of Watercolour Birds'.

My reference photo came from the Morguefile archive.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

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

Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways is published on Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays

Zentangle
The Daily New Tangle Challenge
Pattern-Collections Daily Pattern Focus
3DTANGLE SHADING CHALLENGE #069: Focus tangle: Reel

Tangle Refresher 143
Zentangle All Around: 2 Weeks Worth of Strings
Ben Kwok Template #207 -Blossom-Mandala

How to Draw a Jade Eyed Owl Doodlegem Ornament Tutorial
Sindoo Zentangle Pattern Video

TanglePatterns: How to Draw Jobowtie
TanglePatterns: How to draw CONOOR
Pattern-Collections New: Fourdot
Pattern-Collections New: Ginaleaf
Pattern-Collections New: Pressure
Pattern-Collections New: Kurbelwelle

Weekly Zentangle Roundup #300

Tutorials & Art Journaling Prompts
Bird's Nest in Watercolor Tutorial
Easy Stencil Trick for Mixed-Media Collage Backgrounds
Free Christmas Coloring Printables
FREE BRUSH CALLIGRAPHY PRACTICE WORKSHEETS
Journal52 Week #89:  No Regrets OR Sorry, Not Sorry

Giveaways
ArtistsNetwork 7th Annual Holiday Sweepstakes-a new prize every day
Everyday Artist Giveaway: American Journey Brushes & Holder 
Cheerful Winter Stamp Prize Pack Giveaway
Bexley Gaston’s Exclusive Fountain Pen 12/6
Quo Vadis Day Per Page Planners Giveaway
The Postman's Knock Giveaway-Finetec Golds palette
Jetpens Giveaway: Marvy Le Plume Markers & Clairefontaine Coloring Book

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