Showing posts from August, 2017

Art Video of the Week - Lightfastness & Fugitive Colours

I missed last week while I was on vacation, in Kentucky, to see the total solar eclipse. However, I'm back, and this week I wanted to touch on the subject of lightfastness and fugitive colours as I have been, recently, building a watercolour swatchbook for all of the brands I have that shows name, pigment (when available), lightfastness, and opacity.

Art Haul - Pastels and Paints

Nothing like Amazon Prime to satisfy your art buying urges! Admittedly, this is a dangerous habit, but I really like getting art supplies because it's fun.

Art Video of the Week - Painting Cherries

YouTube is, of course, loaded with tutorials on painting or drawing various food items and some are better than others. These two videos (yep, a bonus video) show two different approaches to the problem and come out with pretty high levels of realism as a result.

Art Haul - Daniel Smith!

I've been wanting to get some Daniel Smith colours for a while now and, since I happened to be near a store I knew carried these, I stopped in today and picked up the Essentials and PrimaTek sets (5ml tubes). For those not in the know, Daniel Smith makes some of the most well-regarded watercolour paints on the market today, creating some really unique colours that nobody else does, especially in the PrimaTek line.

SketchBox #3 - August

This month, the SketchBox arrived with:
Two bottles of acrylic ink (cyan and shock yellow light) from Montana (the company, not the state)Two 0.7mm Montana empty markersOne 2mm Montana empty markerDerwent Graphik Line Painter (the colour is called "tickled" of all things)Pack of Strathmore Artist Tiles in black (4x4 inch, 30 in the pack)

Art Video of the Week - Watercolour Brushes

Confused about the various brush options? What they're for? Need advice on what to get? Well, Teoh Yi Chie walks you through some of the concepts in this week's video (a day late, but not a dollar short):

Getting Warmer - Red vs Yellow

Which is warmer? Red? Yellow? Depends on who you ask. Dianne Mize recently posted a video on YouTube on how to determine warm vs cool blues: