10 June 2013

Colour me happy...


Perhaps it's an obvious thing to say but I love colour...the wider the spectrum of materials, be it pencils, paints or pastels, the better...seeing all the colour combination possibilities right before my eyes...I've gotta have 'em! So...the latest in paints are these amazing Liquitex heavy body acrylics...firstly, I love the colour range and I'm finding some excellent colour pairings even before mixing my own colours, which can be so useful! Also, they are thick, as the name suggests, and they work great with stenciling to give a bit of a 3D effect, which I'm loving...


some gorgeous colour combo's...


Also, my ongoing quest to find the perfect 'mixed media sketchbook' is continuing...I have to order the Strathmore Mixed Media pads from the USA (I can get them here in the UK, but they are very expensive, it's way cheaper from the States...crazy, I know!) I want an A5 ring bound heavy duty paper filled book to sketch, paint and use all my markers on too, that doesn't start wimping out on me after the second application of said materials...I'm trying a Rowny one but it's not doing very well, with bobbling after I apply the big brush pens, and I've just got a Fat Pad, I'll let you know how that holds up...so far my Strathmore Visual Journal is coming out tops even though it's under 200gsm...amazing!


The studio with several WIP's...these are all completed now!


I hope you have a great week and find time to be creative...I got some Liquitex acrylic ink at the weekend too...whenever I buy a new product, I always get one in pink as a tester :) so a beautiful magenta ink came home with me, I'm looking forward to testing it out...




7 comments:

  1. What a bright and cheerful place to create in Ruth. I just love spots 'n dots!

    ReplyDelete
  2. How wonderful it is to see your studio here, Ruth!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love your paintings - inspiring!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Those colors! Your studio looks amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I'll be I the rested to see what you find. I too am working in a Strathmore mixed media journal which is great for watercolor and pretty much everything except alcohol markers. They do bleed through. I'm going to try gesso and then alcohol markers to see if that stops the bleed through.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love your artwork, it is so full of whimsy! Thanks for sharing on WTS...

    ReplyDelete
  7. looks like fun to me too:-) I can't wait to see what you have to share with I Heart Macro this week! Sorry I'm slow getting around to visit, I've been out of town.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment, it is deeply appreciated :)