well, if you can call a cold ,windy and rainy day good...
UK seems to be skipping most of spring . It feels like winter again and we're having temperatures under 10C/ 50F degrees. Yeah, I turned the heating back on , which I switched off when we had lovely warm weather last week. Some parts of UK reached 27 C /80 F , but then a sudden drop and no more warm weather. Back to warm padded jackets and boots !
Yesterday was my nightshift recovery day and apart from sleeping I always take it easy and don't do many energetic things . In this case I opened up my design programs and actually managed to make not just one, but two new kits :)
This is about loose painting style , which is harder than it looks ;)
After painting single flowers as practice it then ended with a floral bouquet composition.
There is still a bonus lesson and project before I can start the second workbook. Also Skillshare have many new classes out ...I really need more hours in a day to get everything done :)
OK, let's talk about paints (continued from last post)
Paints in tubes are great ! You only need small amounts and mixing your own colors is easy with them.
Don't worry about using them all up , they will dry and just re-activate with water. I use 2 different mixing paint palettes. For paints from tubes I use the big one ...
Windsor and Newton are a good buy and value for money.
For mixing you really only need the basic colors. Yellow, red and blue. You create all other colors from the basics.
There are other brands , but as usual I'm staying in the medium price range. All pictures are from Amazon again and you will find these products there.
So, I talked about paper, paints and all that's needed now is the brushes. There are so many that it can get confusing. But that's the subject for my next post. To be continued ....
Time now for the freebies
Next week is the start of another freebie again .
Detailed previews next week with the first links .
Until then ... I better get off my butt now and get some housework done :)