About me

Karen Winters' daily artblog.

If you have a question or or would like to find out if a painting is available for sale..... Write Me

Yes, I enjoy painting on commission and welcome your inquiry.

All material © 2005-2010 Karen Winters. All rights reserved. Do not copy.

 

  My items on eBay
Now on Ebay
 

Search

Recently Sold

Little
 
Sherwin
 
Tejon
 
Eaton
 
High
 
Will
 
Crystal
 
Central
 
baseball
 
Pasadena
 
Tournament
 
Heritage
 
Avila
 
A
 
Descanso
 
San
 
Moonstone
 
Mission
 
SLO
 
Windblown
 
Carpinteria
 
Carpinteria
 
Moonstone
 
Moonstone
 
When
 
Golden
 
Small
 
Drifters
 
Sycamore
 
Moonstone
 
Blustery
 
Capistrano
 
Lancaster
 
Casa
 
Paso
 
Vineyard
 
Terranea
 
Indian
 
Sierra
 
Sierra
 
California
 
Bishop
 
Bishop
 
Bishop
 
Bishop
 
Laguna
 
Peaceful
 
Two
 
Laguna
 
The
 
Along
 

Blog

Categories

Archives

Calendar

September 2006
M T W T F S S
« Aug   Oct »
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930  

How to subscribe to this blog


 

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner



 

Recent Comments:

  • Mitzi Cochran: What is the price point on this piece? It’s just beautiful!! You are incredibly talented!!
  • Molly: Absolutely brilliant – I felt transported!
  • grazia traverso: complimenti – quadri bellissimi!
  • Karen: Thanks, Annie!
  • Annie: My kind of place. My kind of smaller stream. My kind of lights touching up some rocks and grasses and leaves...
  • Karen: Thank you, Barbara
  • Barbara Pask: Beautiful, just beautiful.

Links

Webrings

Blogs Illustrated
Join | List | Previous | Next | Random

Daily Painters Webring
Join | List | Next | Previous | Random
alt-webring.com

Sycamore Grove

September 22nd, 2006

Yesterday I got my first Raffine sketchbook by Lana, recommended by Lin Frye, so I decided to give it a test drive. The 9 x 12″ paper is very thick and slightly absorbent, and I’d say it takes a wet wash pretty well without bleeding through the back side of the paper. There was only slight buckling. I used a 1″ flat brush for this sketch and a thin flexible “rigger” brush. For quick studies (this took about 15-20 minutes) and an economical price tag (12.99 for a 48 page book) this might just be my favorite so far. I even like the slightly rough texture which makes it possible to get some interesting textures.

I haven’t tried a watercolor Moleskine yet, but the large size of this sketchbook appeals in that it allows me to use a bigger brush and to concentrate on large areas of color and value. Watercolor colors used: light red, quin magenta, burnt sienna, cobalt blue, sap green, yellow green.

In the coming days I’ll also try it out with ink, colored pencil, charcoal, pencil and acrylic, if you’d like to check back to see the results of my experiments …

P.S. My first eBay watercolor painting auction concludes Sunday night …
Click to see auction

4 Comments »

  1. Karen I really like the sycamore grove. Ihave been hesitant to use the Raffin book because of the paper, but it didn’t seemto effect your painting. It was also reay cool to see your auction. Good luck. Jean

    Comment by Jean Mikulla — September 23, 2006 @ 6:48 am
  2. awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww………………………….delightful!

    Comment by PAmela — September 23, 2006 @ 9:01 am
  3. Gorgeous, Karen. Love the lavenders and the blue greens, and now I’ll have to get a Raffine too, thanks for the recommendation. I like the one below too, very sketchy, loose and free. Really expressive.

    Comment by NelVanL — September 23, 2006 @ 2:56 pm
  4. Ohhh, so you’re using the larger Raffine…that makes sense. The one I got is the same size as the Moleskine and with the big binding, it’s uncomfortable to use. I bet the 9×12 is great! I like that purple fence!

    Comment by Jana Bouc — September 23, 2006 @ 5:46 pm

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Leave a comment