Next Saturday is the last of the market days until next year. It's been a fun ride but we will be back next year on May 9th, 2015. So if you are in the area, stop in...look around...and chat for a while. ~Moon
Lately, it's been busy-busy for me but I took the morning off to work on a digital mixed media piece. It's been a while and I was soooooo slow but it was worth the time. The below is my Photo a Day project...I'm still working to keep on track with this project.
A Photo a Day
Somebody is really serious about corn...
Have a great weekend in...we are off to an art event...
I haven't forgotten my personal challenge but I've been having issues with uploading photos on Blogger. It wasn't Blogger, kinda...it's my browser. IE and Blogger aren't BFFs. Have a great weekend! ~Moon
An iPhone photo experiment today...with lots of help from InstaFisheye app.
I was going to let the photos tell the story but...well, you know me, sometimes I just have to say something. Anyway...a project that I've been working on, Danville Handmade Market will be coming to a close for the summer on August 9th. I have secured sponsorship for next year so we will be back in action next May....maybe sooner if things go well.
Why does a goofy chubby birdy have me so excited? Well it was painted with Golden's new QoR (pronounced CORE). They are amazing to work with. The above doesn't show the brilliant colors because I was wanting to know if they would mute out. They do and have all the subtle flow of traditional watercolors but dry true to color. This is all because of Golden's new blinder, Aquazol, that they developed.
I'm still doing the Photo a Day with my iPhone. Here's a little peek of my desk...
I'm a big fan of both Liquitex Professional Acrylic Ink and Daler- Rowney FW Acrylic Artists Ink. They are permanent, water resistant, very fluid, and lightfast. Daler-Rowney even has a lightfast chart. Spray inks are easily made if you are working with either Liquitex or Daler-Rowney FW brands because they are highly pigmented and can be substantially diluted with water. I typically start with a 10 parts water and 1 part ink. If that doesn't get the color I want, either add more ink or water. I used cheap spray bottles I picked up from Amazon...poof I am ready to rock some color. The below is spray inks with brushwork on gesso.
What I like about them is that they are a quick dry and behave kinda like watercolors so they are a shinning star for mixed media work. Fabulous for art journal backgrounds too. The ink is brilliant color in a bottle..that can be used in collage, brush, on fabric, photo tinting, airbrushing, etc, etc, etc. What I find the most useful is that they are easily mixed with acrylic paint and acrylic mediums. Oh yeah...forgot...the photos were taken with my iPhone. I'm really serious about using my iPhone for daily photos. Later Gators...I'm back to the studio... ~Moon
This is a double hitter post…my photo a day project and Koh-I-Noor
watercolor wheel review
Koh-I-Noor Watercolor Wheel Stack Pack is small, just 3.5
inches in diameter, it will fit in the
palm of your hand. They are about the
size of a can of tuna . These are easy
peasy for packing in my sketch kit. The
color is fabulous, it’s brilliant hues so it’s wonderful for illustration
They are student grade, which surprised me but the major
drawback is that they are not lightfast.
Some will find having no pinks or purples a drawback but the colors are
every mixable. Which is fine for my
sketchbooks or for quick studies.
If you want to get the brilliant hues from the paint cakes,
mist them first. They work will with
sketching if you like to use pen and ink, the color does not cover the dark
The last couple of weeks have been busy-busy for me. Even though I'm still I the busy mode, I
decided to step back a little and work on a few new apps. It's portable...and
my iPhone is always with me. The way my schedule is going, I didn't want an entire summer pass me by and not have any photos of it. It's personal projects like this that push me to be a bit more organized...well, maybe not but it's a good thought.