This week: Quin Burnt Orange, Baroque testing and Darling Harbour dinner

February 17, 2011 | Leave your thoughts

Busy week and haven’t really had a chance to play with my new paints from last week…


From Monday night:
This is not just another usual late night Baroque doodle……. this sketch actually might mark a momentous change… I did NOT use W&N Burnt Sienna and French Ultramarine Blue – instead I used Daniel Smith Ultramarine AND… (this is the significant part)… Daniel Smith Quin Burnt Orange.

Here is a mixing page I did earlier that shows how much more livelier the Daniel Smith ‘burnt sienna’ alternatives are. I have loaded my palette up with the Quin Burnt Orange to play with.

I know I am so boring… so predictable… so repetitive… but what better way to test a new paint combo than with something that I have done once or twice (!!!??!!) before. At least I managed to find a cup I have never sketched before – that is an achievement!

I am really quite excited by this new combination but it is going to take me a while to get used to it and assess it properly. I then can try DS Quin Sienna as well!!!

And I almost forgot… on Tuesday night I went out to dinner – with Robyn from Have dogs will travel blog.

Another catch up with an online friend and ‘real’ friend too!!!
Yes this is the same Robyn that sent me the beautiful postcard earlier. Visiting home from Tuscany.


I am always happy if I am able to sketch while with friends and not feel like I have been rude or anti-social! I think that I still managed to talk Robyn to death tonight!


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