Noodler’s Bulletproof Black in a Lamy Vista EF, DS and WN watercolors in a 11×14″ Canson XL Mix Media pad. Yes, the paper buckles; it’s not the greatest for wet work. But I don’t mind if I slosh beer on it while I splash paint around…
On the last day of Spring, I dunked Stella, the amazing expanding sponge toy into a glass bowl and placed her on the front porch table where Stego was ensconced. She had been egging me on for weeks and because Stego was nearly back to his old tiny self, I obliged. Stella began to grow slowly, but when she made progress, she meant business.
Recently, I found some toys on the walking path near the house and scooped ’em up because they were winking at me. They immediately began to hang around Stella’s bowl and they clearly desired to be drawn. I’ve been keeping track of Stella for a week now and so have the boys. They’d better watch out, though. Stella’s going to get way too big for that bowl.
Freshly-filled pans, clockwise from upper left: DSAureolin, DS Quin. Red, DS Anthraquinoid Red, Holbein Bt. Sienna, DS Indanthrone, DS French Ultramarine, DS Manganese, DS Cobalt Turq., DS Cobalt Violet, WN Opera Rose, DS Moonglow, DS Buff Titanium, Schmincke Payne’s Gray, DS Quin. Sienna, Quin. Gold, DS Italian Deep Ochre, DS Indian Yellow. #10 Grumbacher synthetic round.
Recently, I came across my childhood watercolor tin. I’d been puzzling over the variety of fancy, name-brand empty tins online with the idea of customizing one for my travel sketch kit. The prices were quite daunting, however; I’d much rather spend the money on paint and paper. And food. 😛
This vintage Playtime tin will allow me to bring larger pans and a bigger variety of color with me. Just think: all these many (many) years later, I am getting such pleasure from this item — and the original investment was a mere 29₵! I’d say that was money well-spent. Thanks, Mom!