Top 5 New Watercolour Materials and Equipment to acquire!

Tis the season to go spending and whilst I have a limited amount with which to splurge there are 5 items that have been spiralling around in my artist’s head to acquire for many months now!

1) Some Maimeriblu watercolours. I have been using the fabulous Winsor & Newton almost exclusively now for over a year and want somethingh fresh! Some new bold Hue! And I think I have found it in these 3 colours by Maimeriblu.

Mouth-watering colours from Maimeriblu!

2) An Isabey mop brush in a size I don’t already have yet – possibly a “00”

Exquisite brushes that hold a tonne of water and pigment yet hold the finest sharpest point ever!

3) Some St Cuthbert’s Mill paper – always a delight to work on. I feel like royalty when I use this paper!

Yummy, rich, textured paper to die for! The watercolourist’s dream

4) I just cannot get this little watercolour field box out of my head. It would be a real splurge as it is expensive and I would hardly ever use it as I rarely paint outdoors – BUT – it is so dinky!

Winsor & Newton watercolour field box

5) …and finally I would love to get some serious studio lighting to allow me to paint late into the night!

Are you a painter?

If so – what top 5 things would you splurge on right now?

Comments below please!

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Select from collections including NAUTICAL – for the beach lover

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Select from collections including NAUTICAL - for the beach lover

Select from collections including NAUTICAL – for the beach lover

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Perfect fox lover gift - 8x10 inch ready to frame print

Perfect fox lover gift – 8×10 inch ready to frame print

Painting Beetroots as a still life in gouache

For a bit of fun I decided that I would have a go at painting a bunch of beetroots in gouache – in an illustrative, quirky style.

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I drew the beets right onto the stretched watercolor paper freehand without too much detail.

Then I painted in the beetroots using purple reds.

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GOUACHE WINS -

over watercolour in that you can add light hues over darks.

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This is a real joy to me and so I revelled in adding paler whitish purples on top of the deep ones – FUN!

After I had finished the leaves I left it for a day or two.

ORANGE!!

I kept getting orange red coming into my head whenever I thought about the painting – especially when out walking the dog.

So I bit the bullet and blocked in a very orange red colour – adding splashes of water and of white to break the solidity up a bit.

I hope you like the result!

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To purchase this original painting click here –  https://folksy.com/items/6560287-Beetroot-Painting-original-still-life-kitchen-art-vegetables

Christmas Art Gifts

Christmas Wreath Set of 3 8×10 inch prints – portrait format – SAVE $7 by buying this set of 3! Or buy them individually!

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Total cost for the 3 prints is $80 plus shipping – that’s £49 plus shipping in English! :))wreath 3 copy

A fine and vibrant Christmas gift for the hostess or a unique heirloom artwork to bring out at Christmas year after year! YOU ARE GETTING – 3 individual 8×10 inch prints (see photos 2,3 and 4) and saving $7 !

I painted the red and green holly, mistletoe and poinsettia wreath in fresh watercolour. Then I painted this Christmas stag, robin and goose and combined them in a heart-warming wreath design.

To me this captures to rustic Christmas of days gone by. A timeless and thoughtful gift to give to relatives or friends. To see the individual prints to buy separately click on the links below – wreath stag copy STAG – https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/206237735/christmas-wreath-goose-print-hostess wreath robin copy ROBIN – https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/206237837/christmas-wreath-robin-print-hostess?ref=shop_home_active_3 wreath goose copy

GOOSE – https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/206237735/christmas-wreath-goose-print-hostess?ref=shop_home_active_4

I will print your Christmas wreath print individually here in my home studio. It will be on sumptuous archival Epson watercolor 190gsm paper.

The paper looks and feels like a watercolour surface and enhances the watercolour painting printed onto it for an artwork to treasure for years. These prints are archival (they don’t fade) for over 70 years and come very securely packaged between a plastic and cardboard supports.

Order now for Xmas! Click this link to BUY NOW –  https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/eastwitching/search?search_query=wreath&order=date_desc&view_type=list&ref=shop_search

Alison

GSD Art Demo in watercolour – How to paint an Alsatian

Started painting this stunning Alsatian a day or so ago for a lady called Katie. Charlie belongs to the clan MacKenzie and I am building up his Scottish tartan kerchief slowly but surely.

Here are the very early stages of his portrait which will need much more work before completion so watch this space…

Christmas Art Gifts

Christmas Wreath Set of 3 8×10 inch prints – portrait format – SAVE $7 by buying this set of 3! Or buy them individually!

P1150429 P1150430 P1150432

Total cost for the 3 prints is $80 plus shipping – that’s £49 plus shipping in English! :))wreath 3 copy

A fine and vibrant Christmas gift for the hostess or a unique heirloom artwork to bring out at Christmas year after year! YOU ARE GETTING – 3 individual 8×10 inch prints (see photos 2,3 and 4) and saving $7 !

I painted the red and green holly, mistletoe and poinsettia wreath in fresh watercolour. Then I painted this Christmas stag, robin and goose and combined them in a heart-warming wreath design.

To me this captures to rustic Christmas of days gone by. A timeless and thoughtful gift to give to relatives or friends. To see the individual prints to buy separately click on the links below – wreath stag copy STAG – https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/206237735/christmas-wreath-goose-print-hostess wreath robin copy ROBIN – https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/206237837/christmas-wreath-robin-print-hostess?ref=shop_home_active_3 wreath goose copy

GOOSE – https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/206237735/christmas-wreath-goose-print-hostess?ref=shop_home_active_4

I will print your Christmas wreath print individually here in my home studio. It will be on sumptuous archival Epson watercolor 190gsm paper.

The paper looks and feels like a watercolour surface and enhances the watercolour painting printed onto it for an artwork to treasure for years. These prints are archival (they don’t fade) for over 70 years and come very securely packaged between a plastic and cardboard supports.

Order now for Xmas! Click this link to BUY NOW –  https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/eastwitching/search?search_query=wreath&order=date_desc&view_type=list&ref=shop_search

Alison