Cold press, hot press, rough, GSM, LB, 100% cotton, cellulose, natural fibers, surface sized — what do these words mean? The descriptions don’t really give you a feel for the way they’ll affect your painting. Hahnemühle’s Watercolour Selection Pad is a sampler that includes 14 sheets of their high-quality watercolor papers. The sheets come inContinue reading “Review-Watercolour Selection Sampler Pad from Hahnemühle”
Glitter Sparkling Watercolor Paper – what’s that? Well, you know how glittery paint gets all over your brush, and your painting area and your hands and … you know what I mean. What if the glitter were part of the paper instead of part of the paint? Now, it is. Paul Rubens has created aContinue reading “Review: Paul Rubens Glitter Sparkling Watercolor Paper”
I was excited when I learned about Hahnemühle’s 100% Cotton Watercolour Book. I’ve been using their cellulose/cotton blend sketchbook for years, and love it, but there are certain things you can only do with 100% cotton paper. I was expecting great things from this new book. Hahnemühle didn’t let me down. Interested? Learn more inContinue reading “Review: Hahnemühle’s 100% Cotton Watercolour Book”
Paints and brushes and paper, oh my! The Arteza Gouache Paint set is a handy collection of the art tools you need to start painting with gouache. It’s also a handy organization tool for those who already do. So what’s in this set.? Learn more in my review at Doodlewash!
Precipitated? I’m not positive what that means either. But Paul Rubens Precipitated Watercolor Paints come in a six-tube set of colors that granulate, with rich layers of color reminiscent of the Old Masters. This set got me out of an artistic slump and back to painting. Would they do that for you? It’s possible. LearnContinue reading “Review: Precipitated Colors Watercolor Paint Set”
Layered watercolor? What — like a layered cake or something? Not exactly. Super Vision’s Layered watercolor set features paint that separates into gradients. In some cases, gradients such as rose ash, which separates from gray to rose pink! Learn more in my review at Doodlewash!
Looking for a set of Pearlescent watercolors that actually have some color to them? What is GUCAI, and what’s in this pearlescent set? Learn more in my review at Doodlewash!
Need a set of tools for drawing, doodling and watercolor style coloring? The Kaleidolines Starter Set may be exactly what you need. This month I’ve been using Cambio Tambien brush pens and the Kaleidolines Starter Set for my alphabet primer. But what is Kaleidolines, and what’s in the Starter Set? Learn more in my reviewContinue reading “Review: Kaleidolines Starter Set”
Watercolor and pen and ink have always been my main mediums for art, but I do like to play with acrylic now and then. I received five different papers from Hahnemühle to try out and I’ll definitely be painting with acrylic more often! Three of the paper are meant specifically for acrylic and two areContinue reading “Review: Hahnemühle’s Acrylic Papers”
Ever tried to find a frame and discovered your painting isn’t an easy size to find? Strathmore’s Ready Cut comes in three of the most common U.S. frame sizes— 5” x 7”, 8” x 10” and 11” x 14″. It’s also a great watercolor paper, especially if you love the juicy, drippy, transparent effects that isContinue reading “Review: Strathmore’s Ready Cut Watercolor paper”