Review-Paul Rubens Round Cold-Pressed Watercolor Block


Rectangular and square. Square and rectangular. Those are pretty much the usual choices when it comes to watercolor paper. But, sometimes, you want to shake things up, inspire the muse, or just get out of your comfort zone. Paul Rubens Round Watercolor Block is a 7.48 inch (19 cm) diameter round shape, that’s a good sizeContinue reading “Review-Paul Rubens Round Cold-Pressed Watercolor Block”

Review-Handmade Multi Media Journal from PaintPalettesPages


Recently, I was gifted with a handmade multi media journal from Mary Roff.  Each one of her journals is unique, so no one else has one exactly like yours!  Mine has 15 different papers and 42 sheets/84 pages. The  Kraft-Tex cover is hand-painted with whimsical flowers. It’s a pleasure to look at and feels fabulousContinue reading “Review-Handmade Multi Media Journal from PaintPalettesPages”

Review-Watercolour Selection Sampler Pad from Hahnemühle


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”

Review: Paul Rubens Glitter Sparkling Watercolor Paper


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”

Review: Hahnemühle’s 100% Cotton Watercolour Book


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”

Review: Arteza Gouache Paint and Tool Set


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!

Review: Precipitated Colors Watercolor Paint Set


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”

Review: Super Vision Layered 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!

REVIEW: Etchr Sketchbooks, the Perfect Sketchbook & the Accordion Sketchbooks


Etchr started with the goal of creating the ultimate art bag, and then ultimate art supplies of all kinds. In their own words, “Overall, we’re helping artists art.” Want to learn more about their sketchbooks? Read my review at Doodlewash!

REVIEW: ZenArt Allegro Travel Watercolor Paint Set 24 Warm Colors


Interested in a watercolor set that comes in a beautiful, stylish case with colors intended to create a sunny, happy mood? ZenArt has released four new cake (aka pan) watercolor sets — the Espresso, the Allegro, the Sereno and the Prezioso.  To learn more, read my review of the Allegro set at Doodlewash!