081211 New Equipment

December 13, 2008 | Leave your thoughts

Thanks to Fred
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3092136099/in/photostream/

I have gone wild and filled my 12 pan set with 24 pans! Now to decide on the colours – here are some pages as I try to decide. I am certainly no watercolour expert… just trying different things. There is some much to learn…. (BTW I have already made changes to these colours…. And the arrangement of them in the set)

I just happened to be in my local art shop (funny that!) and I found a nice sketchbook… Daler-Rowney Ebony sketchbook 150g/m2 acid free cartridge paper. The test page I did with a nice wet wash and needed a quick sketch – what better than a ‘simple’ building… just happened to sketch Milan Cathedral (what could be more natural??) as it was the picture on my desk calendar. (okay – I know that I am NUTS!!!) The result… a very rough and lop sided sketch but the paper performed well….it has a slight buckle but less than the handbook paper. Nice white thick cartridge. I think it comes in A6, A5 and A4 size. I bought a A6 size to experiment the shop only had A4 or A6.

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