I recently picked up Jean Haine's "Paint Yourself Calm. Colourful, Creative Mindfulness through Watercolour.This is published by Search Press and is a lovely, full colour book by a renowned British painter known for her loose, vibrant style. It is beautifully written, like a conversation with an old friend. In her book, Jean Haines gives gentle… Continue reading Book Review: Paint Yourself Calm.
I love QOR Watercolours. I just wanted to put that out there. Many students ask which brand they should use. I generally say any artist grade paint will do: Windsor Newton, Daniel Smith or Holbien, but I prefer Qor Watercolours and here is some background on that choice. Two years ago, I bought their High… Continue reading I Love Qor Watercolours
Oh the Starving Artist Trope. It's silly, but we could all use a few cheap and easy recipes to fuel us and get us back into the studio. Here are three of my faves. Easiest Crustless Quiche Everyone needs to have a go to Quiche recipe. Quiches are super easy and also look very impressive… Continue reading Budget Friendly Recipes for Not so Starving Artists
Art Supplies are expensive. Any artist can easily spend a small fortune on a trip to the Art Store. But there are a handful of amazing tools that you can get for free (or almost free). Here is my list. Old Toothbrushes These are the best spatter tool for fine spatter. A toothbrush and some white… Continue reading Free (Or Almost Free) Art Supplies for Watercolourists
Artists are by nature experimenters. We adore trying new products and techniques. As a result, our studios are often filled to the brim with supplies that cost good money that we will use “someday.” But having a cluttered, unusable space is probably one of the BIGGEST barriers we have to creating art. Your studio should… Continue reading How to Declutter your Artist Studio in Five Steps