This past week was business-as-usual in both my day job and in the studio. I spent a bit more time digitally editing my previous paintings in the blue theme and added a bit more to my abstract collection on Redbubble. I also attended a craft show, "Crafty Bastards," in DC this past weekend where I got to see and meet a bunch of artists and buy some gifts for the holidays. I also got to reunite with my Squam housemate Lisa, who was exhibiting her work for Red Staggerwing- She makes unique handbags and accessories that I absolutely love. I bought a tote and wallet from her at Squam and they have both become indispensable- I take them everywhere and the tote is just the right size for commuting into the city. Her website is https://redstaggerwing.com/- make sure to check her line out!
I’m also testing out some new watercolor paper. After weeks of searching, I’ve discovered that the paper I was using for my work cannot easily be framed and does not fit in standard-sized mats. For these pieces, I’m working on digital enhancements and plan to sell them as prints for now. I’ve been asking a lot of other artists for help on this issue and they’ve provided me with some alternatives to standard framing that I might explore as well. In the meantime, I am looking for art paper I enjoy using, holds water well, and can be framed or matted easily. I’m experimenting with several sizes to see which type and size I like the most and will go from there.
Lastly, I’m taking a class on Skillshare to work more on my precision techniques. Below are some of my experiments, using Daniel Smith Watercolor in Coral Quinicridone and Cobalt Teal.
Paper test- dreidels
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