New sketchbook… so going to find new subjects (not teacup after teacup like there was in the last one). This evening it was my brushes.
I bought a FEW beautiful big sable Da Vinci brushes when I was in Penang and also recently got a sable blend sword liner from Rosemary brushes. These brushes are softer and hold more water than I am used to and am struggling to have my usual ‘control.’ The sword liner, in particular, is hard to use – so long and floppy (the splashes are not all designed!) I am enjoying the challenge and the fun of more wetness on the page… somewhat out of control but I love that feeling because then watercolour does some surprising things before your eyes. I have also been watching some Charles Reid so I have the master’s techniques in my mind as well.
I have a random collection of other brushes and a few flats that I bought in NYC in 2011 – I was in a flat mood back then.
I am also using a ceramic palette and squeezing fresh paint for each painting (using some of the tubes that I recently discovered when I loaded up my paint tube cabinet)
Having lots of fun!
(Looks like I omitted to hit ‘post’ last night… so sorry about two posts one after the other)