using good quality art materials is essential

Using gouache as a base, with pencils adding detail on top, it's a joy to work with good quality art materials. The priorities are always ease of use, range of colours, depth of colour and, of course, lightfast-ness, because you don't want the tones to fade over time, right? These Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils have been... Continue Reading →

trying neocolor ii pastels for the first time: swatches and sketches!

I bought some Caran D'AcheNeocolor II water soluble pastels and am trying them for the first time! The obligatory swatches of course, and a couple of sketches to experiment and figure out how they work! You can also watch on and subscribe to my YouTube channel. There are subtitles available, and the transcript is below... Continue Reading →

a mini art haul…

To paint the bisque blank baubles I purchased (see my last post), I made a few purchases from ny favourite shop, Jackson's Art*. My mini art supply haul! I had run out of fluid medium, so got some more of that. Bisque fired clay requires something that will adhere well to its porous surface, and... Continue Reading →

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