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Down The Rabbit Hole I Go

Well, well, well…what just happened here?

This is becoming serious.

I bought a few more supplies to go along with my road kit for my watercolor sketching.

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The most surprising purchase was probably another set of paints.  Why???! Because.

Delaware finally got a Jerry’s Artarama a few years ago. We have quite a few arts and crafts supply stores and they are good for all purpose/general purchases. But when it comes to the nitty gritty of supplies like paints, pens, pastels, etc., they charge a grip for student grade materials, and if they carry art/professional grade supplies, the price is usually much higher than art supply stores like Jerry’s or some of the online supply stores. I find stores like Jerry’s tend to carry much higher quality art supplies. Thank goodness for them. But, they can become an obsession like any other…

Enter these Lukas paints.

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The set I had been painting with was a Winsor & Newton Cotman 12 tube set. I wanted to see if there was any difference. This Lukas set is a really nice set. It came with 12 half (?) pans to which I added cobalt blue and olive green. They fit pretty nicely.

Paintwise, they seem pretty nice. A little more saturated to me than the Cotman paints. But they dry a little drier looking to me. Not sure how I feel about that yet.

Beyond that I added some sponges, a fan brush (never thought I’d ever use one of those…never did even when I painted with oils). I also got a rigger brush which I’ve been reading is good for lettering.  I have to admit, I like them both.  Some tissues are good for lifting out colors gently.

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Of course, I had to record it all.

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That’s what journalists do.

On the experimental side, I put little notes about which tool did what.

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I decided to try my new set up this weekend.

Before there were too many folks, I tried to record the outside of the house where we had our most recent family reunion this past Saturday.

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I’m still not moving fast enough for the sun. But, I felt like that was a good learning experience for one day. Watercolor is a little tough! Better to have lots of starts with this animal rather than try to wrangle it down in one sitting.

But, I think I’m definitely getting hooked.

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  1. Pingback: Back To The Basics | Jack Brown Letters

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