Thursday, November 5, 2015

More Coffee, Anyone?


Yesterday, I found a local art supply store, not a hobby store like Michael's but a real art supply store. It's not quite as big as Blick's but certainly small enough that you could look at every single item there. I have been thinking about buying artist's grade watercolors and I finally bought a few. There are so many colors to choose from but I settled on the essential kit plus quinacridone gold. I should probably have gone with quinacridone orange but maybe next time.

With these 7 colors, you can mix to produce so many different colors. Daniel Smith also provides a handy PDF to show you how.

http://www.danielsmith.com/docs_pdf/daniel-smith-watercolor-guide.pdf

I am really excited to try these but Im afraid to use them for everyday art. But how crazy is that? 

Today's daily art isn't what I had imagined at first but I'm happy with it. The prompts were:

Tinker lab - drip
Dawn Nicole - tree
Let's sketch it - cuppa 

I was imagining a tree with coffee cups overflowing with coffee but instead I decided to go with coffee beans. I was able to play with my new paints to create different Browns.

If there were coffee trees that would drop coffee into my mug, that certainly would be a tree of life because I would be unbearable without coffee. 😊

Have a creative day!

3 comments:

  1. I love this! Coffee beans instead of cups was a good choice.

    Deedles

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  2. This is such a beautiful page. I agree there is such a difference in a Michaels and a real art supply store.
    I love this idea and I think for as much coffee as my son drinks he needs one in real life lol.Beautiful.

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