Mine is all of my media! Whatever I am currently painting with.
I have painted with acrylics for more than 35 years, because when I enrolled in a paining class at TAFE im 1980, I was so allergic to the other artists' oil paints, my eyes swelled shut and my asthma flared up. Sadly, I had to leave the class.
Acrylic paints to the rescue
Back then, the quality of the readily available acrylic paints was not so hot, but still made painting an enjoyable pastime. Student colours by Chroma are now pretty good quality, and are used by quite well known artists here in Australia.
Watercolours have no strong smell
My favourite watercolour paint comes from Art Spectrum. These Aussie paints are juicy and full of pigment. The range has many colours that I know you will love. There is a Landscape set, and a Starter set, both of which I have bought. The Starter set incudes a mixing palette, 12 tubes of colour, sponge, assorted brushes, all in a lovely wooden box.
I painted the picture at right, and lots of others, with these delicious paints.
If you are wanting to buy some wonderful, juicy, watercolours, you would be extremely happy with these. More of my favourite painting media next time.
My friends who were the ones who commissioned Lotus Blossom, who offered to pay me. I refused that and said they could buy me a couple of tubes of paint. My lovely friends gave me a wonderful gift on Sunday.
A bag full to the top with art supply goodies and a pocharde. I have been tossing up whether that was a “need to have” or a “nice to have”.
Also in the pocharde were more good things: a wooden artist’s mannequin and another palette.
Watercolour is my current obsession!
I am discovering the joys of using some delicious Australian watercolours. Made by Art Spectrum, they are so juicy and vibrant.
Primoses is on A4 Stonehenge watercolour paper
Look Beneath is 15cm x 20cm approx, and on Arches 300gsm cold pressed paper.
I joined a free year long journalling group which has weekly prompts. Since I joined late, I still have to catch up, but am really enjoying the challenges, and am using them to experiment with some new techniques (for me!).
Week 9 was to select three swatches of colour, and create a page, so no point in choosing favourites, is there?
Inspired by a Diane R Nelson painting with two sisters in it, I painted a face that’s partly missing, a la Nelson’s painting, and used my own experimental techniques with Neocolor II water soluble pastels to make the page.