The Art Store on a Rainy Day

Friday, April 20, 2007 at 3:05 PM
Today Dianne and I drove out to Orange County for a quick trip to Sterling Art in Irvine, California. She wondered if we would have time to do the place justice since it was her first trip there. I told her, "oh sure, we can browse for about an hour or so." Gosh, where did the time go???? We quickly paid for our purchases and found ourselves rushing back in the pouring rain because she had a class to teach in the afternoon. I got off cheap for once and spent about $45.00 on 3 art boards (16x20) in cream, dark taupe and deep sienna on which to place art work to see how mat color influences the painting, some water brushes where you fill the handle with water to paint, some tacky stuff to put sketches up in the studio since the thumbtacks hurt my thumbs and we came across graphite sticks in 2b, 6b and 9b and the holder. Can't wait to try all of these out!!!

1 Responses to The Art Store on a Rainy Day

  1. You are going to love your waterbrushes! By the way that UHU Tac is wonderful for removing both graphite and coloured pencil from drawings. Just roll a few bits into a ball and you can shape it to pick out small highlights, or thin lines. You can keep re-rolling it and using it for ever. It never seems to put the residue back on a drawing.

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