The world of fountain pens is quite a rabbit hole, and purchasing one can seem overwhelming and intimidating. There are a lot of options, a huge range of cost and quality, and oh... then there are all of the inks. In this post I am specifically going to talk about choosing and using fountain pens with waterproof ink for watercolor painting.
Plein air painting, or painting outdoors, is a wonderful experience that many people are unfortunately too intimidated to try. There are so many benefits to painting in nature that you just don't get inside a studio - and there are plenty of challenges to keep it exciting too!
In this post I'm going to go over some basic supplies you'll find useful, how to pack them, a few environmental and safety considerations, and a couple tips and techniques to help you get started.
The perfect sketchbook is hard to find, especially if you are a watercolor artist. If you've read my post on choosing the perfect sketchbook, you know the struggle is real, despite all the options. At last, we are delighted to share our own line of sketchbooks with you. Each sketchbook is made by hand in our studios using the highest quality materials and traditional techniques.
You might be surprised at how many artists truly believe that if they have three primary colors they can mix literally ANY other color.
It is so important for your painting practice to understand a little color theory, but it is even more important to understand how the colors in your particular palette will behave.