Tag Archives: painting

Books on Painting Water and Bird Photography

I want to do up a small watercolour and coloured pencil drawing of a sandpiper to represent a story from my father’s childhood. Now that he’s dead I’d like to get this done and framed. I was going to use … Continue reading

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Beefing Up Gouache Palette and Brushes

One of the fairly local art supply places has a big sale on so I added four more colours to my gouache palette. While fiddling around doing decorative initials and drop caps on my Manner and Material blog, I realized … Continue reading

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Books on Owls and Colour Mixing Recipes

I placed an order at an art supply shop to beef up my collection of Faber-Castell Polychromos coloured pencils. Although I have 60 colours, I was short on the warm and cool grey selections which are good for animal fur … Continue reading

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Biographies and Art Technique Books

I bought 4 new books and 2 used books that looked interesting for biography art techniques. 1) How to Draw & Paint Animals: Learn to Draw with Colored Pencil Step by Step by Debra Kauffman Yaun – another excellent Walter … Continue reading

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Embroidery History, Painting History, Pema Chodron, and Books

What does Pema Chodron have to do with embroidery and painting? Nothing directly, but after getting her book Taking the Leap out from the library and viewing some of her videos on YouTube, I thought I’d buy inexpensive paperbacks of … Continue reading

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Acrylic Painting on Sketchbook Cover

I realized as I painted this that the colour palette was similar to a fabric bag I painted (which still has to be sewn together and embellished.) I took a snap of them together. I generally like to do detailed … Continue reading

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