Sunday, July 26, 2015

Canson's Moulin du Roy Watercolor Paper!

I'm very excited to try the new Moulin du Roy line of watercolor papers from Canson! These papers have a nice surface and are available in the usual array of weights, sizes, and textures. The big difference with this paper, is that it's sized with starch -- not with gelatin. That makes it completely vegan! Using 100% plant-based materials (it's also 100% acid free cotton, too!) makes it less expensive than papers using gelatin for sizing, and artists will happily notice that those savings are reflected in the low retail price of this product.

Canson also sent a whole lot of sample packs of this paper to me, and I'll be giving these away (along with lots of other great freebies!) at my painting demonstration for the Delaware Watercolor Society on Tuesday, November 10th. Everyone is welcome to come watch my demo, you don't have to be a member to attend.  I hope I see you there!

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

I've been so busy, I haven't had a chance to photograph my paintings from the Cedarburg Plein Air last week! I pulled out of the Plein Air early and spent the last week visiting my sister and her family in northern Wisconsin. I had already turned in my 1st Quick-Paint entry, so I don't have a photo of that one, but here are all the other paintings. Because I only stayed in the Plein Air for the first week, I wasn't able to enter any of these in competition and sale the following week. So these are all available for sale now!

Cedar River Falls, 8x10 oil (SOLD)

Cedarburg Forge, 8x10 oil (SOLD)
Port Washington Beach, 8x10 oil, $195.

Cedarburg Bridge, 8x10 oil, $195.

Foggy Morning, 8x10 oil, $195.
Port Washington Sunrise, 8x10 oil, $195.

Yellow Water Lilies, 5x7 oil, $79. (this was my second painting in the Quick-Paint competition)
All of the eight paintings I painted during the Cedarburg Plein Air are on Fredrix canvas panels and painted with Grumabacher Pre-Tested Artist Oils -- my preferred art supplies for painting en plein air!

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