I used too much water with my new Kolincky brush, so paper got creases. The story is she won that match. Watercolor Lukas.
+1 – what kolinsky brush did you buy? Brand, make, model… you luckey brat!
Ziza, I got Da Vinci #8, travel size, the one with the screw cap.Charls Reid said its the most needed. And I got Round Midas Touch, good looking, and the small case with tiny Cotman very cheap. It was all so much cheaper from London, then here, in US. From Ken Bromley. And I got my dream, Bijou Box, smallest Winsor. I can send you a link, if you want.
Yes, please send me a link. A couple of days ago I have bought 2 new da Vincies (sharp round master kolinsky series 10, size 6, and 1815 filbert – cat’s tongue – also kolinsky and also 6). I have loads of them (and some even left by my late father – older than 40), but can never have enough. I also found this good guy Rosemary with modest tradition, but great heart: http://www.rosemaryandco.com/pure-kolinsky-sable-c-77.html
He sends his brushes on order, and I think it’s worth trying…
… and I envy you on your Bijou Box. What is it 8 or 12 half-pans?
Didn’t you once say (regarding Charles Reid) that “too much sugar is not always nice”?
That picture more expressive.
As noted your joy of painting with Kolinsky! Great!.
¡Que retrato más expresivo. Como se nota tu alegría al pintar con el kolinsky!. ¡Qué bien!.
I think she looks gorgeous. Her hair is done just right. I understand how you feel about the paper creasing as I like painting into very wet paper. Try wrapping a strip of low tack masking tape along the edge of the page and fold this over to the pack. IT doen’t cure the problem but helps a lot. If you look at most of my posts you will see the “Clean edge” after I’ve removed the tape. Luck you with the brush. Kolinskys are very expensive here.
Sorry – “over to the BACK”
Excelent. Ohhhh a splurge on a kolinski. How much did you pay for it?
Yeah Charles Reid has his own line of brushes. I looked them up. Wow there expensive. So I’m still stuck with synthetic/natural Winsor’s 4,8,10 rounds. the 4 is starting to flatten out on the tip the others are still holding a good tip.
Does anyone use a seperate brush for mixing there paint. I always thought that would save my brushes from getting messed up.
Shes really good looking there. If you can get that vertical line by her nose off I think that would really help.
Have you studied Charles Reid, thats what I’m doing right now.
This is faved for sure:)
If thats a moleskine your using, I think it would be better to rebind it with some Fabriano Artistico Watercolor paper. I can soaked those pages and it wont even buckle like that. But of course it will bend but not ripples. Use 90lb cp.
Ripples and all, this is beautiful!
wow, game, set and match.
Da Vinci red sable cost me $36
When i said too much sugar it was not about materials(materials never enough), its about stuffing color everywhere, avoiding calm shadows, its like in opera we need pause to appreciate the voice. But I like Reids, I can learn from him.
Thank you for the link. Bijou 8, but i bought additional 4 Winsor colors: White, ceruleum, sepia and umber.It will fit.
Thank you Bob, I didn’t get it how masking tape may help? I kept adding color, this why it wet through, and I put paper towel under the page, didn’t help. But I’ll try it next time. Thank you. I will try to repaint it.
Kirby, I got couple of Reid’s books because of you. Gave one to read to my friend. Looked through. Interesting. I ‘d love to rebound with Fabriano, or Arches, but don’t know how, not that handy.
Thank you very much, Linda, Nuria and Mick.
Mick, she won in a tie breaker (sorry, not sure about spelling, when you have to hit after games), its harder.
I wonder if I’ve confused you Nikira. This is what I meant. (A line drawing prior to a watercolour wash)
The Tape is folded over the edge and around the back of the book. Hope this helps, Bob
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