Hello Friends, and welcome back. l am hoping that you are enjoying my recent blogs? I could have added so many art supplies that l love using on this blog, but l picked ones that l use all the time. I hope you will enjoy them too.
Royal Langnickel Oval Mop Brushes
I use and love all sorts of art brushes from synthetic to all natural, but there is one particular kind of brush l really can’t live without. It’s the Royal Langnickel Moderna series oval mop brushes in all sizes. These brushes work really well for my style of painting as l require soft blending. They are synthetic, super soft and suitable for acrylics, oils and watercolours.
Grumbacher Gloss Spray Varnish for Oils and Acrylics
I have tried many varnishes in twenty one years of creating artwork, both for acrylics and oils, but when l tried the Grumbacher spray varnish l knew this was the one l would use consistently. It is an acrylic resin based non-yellowing varnish that protects crystal clear and glossy when used correctly, and it is super easy to protect your work.
In my early art years l didn’t realize the importance of gesso. It is now a staple in my studio. l use thin multiple layers on my canvas, then l sand the layers when dry between coats so that l can achieve a perfect smooth surface. This allows me to paint fine detail work. I sometimes use it to prime the pages of my moleskin sketch books, firming up my pages before l start to paint on them. As far as brands go, l use all kinds and l generally purchase it in large size buckets which lasts a while.
Daler-Rowney Acrylic Artist Inks
Who knew how much l would love working with these? It goes to show you that you have to experiment and try different art supplies and mediums. These dry waterproof as they are acrylic based, but OMG the colours are so vibrant and l love how transparent l can get them. Airbrushing with these are so dreamy and they are fantastic for tinting.
Fold-able Watercolor Paint Set with Water Brush
l know that this is not a professional grade product, but, l love how easy this palette collapses for easy storage so it is perfect to carry. It’s super affordable, which is great when you are practicing. It offers 42 vibrant, strongly pigmented easy to blend colours. I keep this one in my purse so l am always prepared for an opportunity to paint.
Tombo Mono Eraser
I could not imagine creating any of my detailed drawings without this eraser. It is by far one of my most used art supplies. It is available in two shape sizes, but my favourite is the round 2.3mm diameter tip. It is a perfect precision eraser, and because it has a pen style body with a clip l can keep it on my sketch book.
Moleskin Pocket Size Watercolour Sketchbook
I love, love, love this sketchbook. It comes with 135 Lb paper and l love how sturdy this moleskin book is. The elastic closure is one of the reasons this sketchbook is my favourite, so it keeps all my pages tightly together. It is small enough that l can keep it in my purse and l can pull it out and jot down a sketch or watercolour creation on the go.
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I am hoping that l can be inspirational and informative. I always feel that paying it forward is a great way to live life. As a self taught artist l will try and share with you what l have learned.