Ultimately, when choosing the best bristles for your watercolour paintings, you want a brush that springs back easily to it's original shape AND holds a lot of water. Let's review the characteristics of Sable vs Synthetic and the reasons why you might choose one over the other...Read More
Stretching your paper before you paint is essential when using sheets of 140lbs or less. Here's a short video on doing it without the fuss and mess of butcher tape or staples!
Da Vinci Paint Co. Ambassador Crystal Beshara shows you...
How to Stretch your Watercolor Paper: THE EASY WAY!
Stretching your watercolour doesn't have to be messy or difficult. You can do it with masking tape and be ready to paint 15 minutes!
She is using Arches 140lb Cold Pressed Bright White paper.
-Your paper should be 100% RAG or cotton (artist grade paper)
-A rigid board a little bigger than your paper
-A 1.5-2" wash brush
A hair dryer
-1-1.5" masking tape with medium"tac" (make sure it is sticky enough)
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"Da Vinci paint has been my only paint for the last 15 years. Rich, vivid pigment that brushes out beautifully. The consistency is something I can count on from tube to tube and year-to-year. It's also perfect for squeezing into my travel palette when I teach workshops abroad.
I recommend it to all of my students. It's a top notch artist quality paint and with the large size tubes and price point, it's extremely - affordable even for those just starting out .
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We arrived in Trinity exalted. Energized after the infusion of St. John’s glorious colour, energy and spirit (and possibly the sugar rush). The tiny white churches peeked in and out of the rolling hill side as we bumped through the rocky terrain on our shuttle, just as I had envisioned this place for years, it unravelling right before my eyes. We all cheered when the signs for FISHERS' LOFT , our final stop and home for the next 7 days appeared. We drove to the top of the hill to our brand new conference centre, wheels spinning on the gravel. At the top the view made our long journey worth it. Sprawled out before us, a little piece of paradise. A short moment of breathless silence and then squeals of delight.Read More