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In Context: Looking at the Arteza Watercolor Book Part 4

      Since there is no writing on this page in my Arteza Watercolor Book—direct brush painting with watercolor. I used a 5/8 inch flat wash brush and also a size 10 watercolor round for some of this. I should have worked a little harder to make enough wash for the background to not […]

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In Context: Minnesota Primary Election Today

Please vote in what might be the penultimate election before the oligarchy begins in November. The polls are still open for a couple hours! SaveSave SaveSave

Another direct brush painting withe greenish umber, azure blue, and a bit of red (didn't note down the pigment).

Project Friday: Direct Brush Painting and Some More Green

In Monday’s post I wrote about how I am pushing myself to use more greens. Greens aren’t just for landscapes (which is good because I don’t do many landscapes). If you look closely you can often find green tones in people’s faces. But you can also abandon realistic color and go in with a variety […]

Direct brush watercolor sketch on a 4 x 6 inch scrap of book board that was gessoed before sketching.

Five Things To Do When You’ve Got Paper That’s Just Too Bad To Work With

My recent series on Zeta paper in the Stillman & Birn sketchbooks generated a lot of mail about paper. I know a lot of people get part way into a journal, find they aren’t enjoying the paper and feel constrained about wasting the paper by simply jumping to a new journal. I think to stay […]

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Do Something in a Slightly Different Way

Above: Direct brush potrait using Daniel Smith sepia watercolor (with a little bit of red earth and a dot of blue contaminating my brush in a couple places) in a 9 x 12 inch Fabriano Venezia journal. (I was painting with a size 14 round brush, synthetic, with a good point, and a 1/2 inch […]

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