Here are a few things sitting on my art table right now….
no. 1 | La Croix Sparkling Water in fancy flavors. no. 2 | Rex Ray – an artist that just wants to make visually appealing art. Nothing deeper than that. no. 3 | The best detail eraser ever. no. 4 | I tear out a sheet and use it as a giant notepad and color tester while I am working no. 5 | yay! new daniel smith colors are out – one of which is Paynes Blue Gray
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Artist-grade watercolors I currently use two brands of watercolors, Daniel Smith tube watercolors and Sennelier pan watercolors. Both are higher-end watercolors and are an investment. If you do not have experience with watercolors, you can use a set you have on-hand but you may be able to create, blend or lift colors as do in my class videos and in-person classes. If you have taken my previous classes, I have recommended the Grumbacher Transparent Pan Watercolors. This is still a great set and a good place to start BUT I will not be using them in my videos or in my in-person classes. We are taking it up a notch this year.
- Daniel Smith Tube Watercolors By far my most favorite paints. The colors are stunning and so full of life! You’ll have to build your own set with these. I suggest going in on tubes with friends and sharing via mail. I will show you how I set up my palette in class. You’ll also see “dot” color charts if you click on the link. These dot charts are a great way to try out the paints and probably have enough to paint a few illustrated animals and figure out how seriously awesome the paints are!
- Sennelier Pan Watercolors These pan watercolors are stunning. Super rich deep color pigment and they travel really well. There are several different colors and you can pop out different colors and replace them with new faves as you use them and get to know them. You can also pop them out and put them in whatever order you like. This is a MUST for me!
- Grumbacher Transparent Watercolor Set This is a newbie set. If you have been using these for a while, it’s time to take it up a notch. If you don’t want to invest and want to buy something – buy these. Be sure to buy the TRANSPARENT SET!!