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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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Protected: In Context: Minnesota Primary Election Today

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

Protected: Project Friday: Direct Brush Painting and Some More Green

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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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Tip: Add Some Gesso for Texture

Today is a new feature I’m working on—quick tips you can use to shake up your journal practice, or even devote weeks and weeks to developing into a new style. It depends on your taste and your interest. These will probably all be relatively simple. I encourage you to try them, and then set the […]

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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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