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A Few of My Favorite Watercolor Tools

Cardita shell-72 ppi

Cardita Seashell

When painting from life I get much better results. These shells and the sea coral where all found shells at my area beaches.  I pulled them from my collection and had fun getting back to basics with my watercolors.

kittens paw

kittens paw

My favorite tools:

Finding the right art supplies to work with can often take time to discover. After a lot of trial and error here are my favorites:

  • The Paper : Arches 140 lb cold press
  • The Paint : Sennelier watercolors
  • The Brush: Escoda Optima Kolinsky #8

These shell prints can be found on etsy at https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeatherSlaboszArt

Sea Coral 72 ppi

Sea Coral

What are some of your favorite tools and watercolor supplies to work with?
I would love to hear about it!





Painting from Photos

If you paint from photos you might understand the struggle of getting a good photo to paint from. I take a lot of photos and often they just aren’t inspiring enough to use for painting. This can get discouraging. I have been painting for a year or so now on a part-time basis and I feel like I came to a breakthrough with this one for the simple fact of being able to fudge the background to my liking.

I enjoyed painting the loose strokes of the beach goers walking the beach. This excited me so that I had to post about it. It’s often the background of a painting that sets the stage for the most important part.