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A-salt-ed!
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Salt is a solid texture stand-by for a reason.

It provides a variety of unpredictable texturizing results depending on the size and spread of the grains and adds a crystallization that is incredibly effective at evoking ice and snow.
 
 
 
 

 
 

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My favourite is to use the Safety rock salt for de-icing driveways and sidewalks.

But I’ve had good success with regular table salt, kosher and sea salt.

The most important part is putting it on at the right time: not puddly wet, not dry.
 
 

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This is SO my favourite texture.
 
 
 
 

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Allowing the medium to paint itself through the help of pouring, spraying and encouraging the pigment to move where you want with water.

SadieSavesTheDay made a watercolour swatch template that makes me squeal like it’s Christmas. Yes, I like it THAT much. If you do too, you know what I mean.

I spent an hour experimenting with a variety of media on the new Terraskin paper. Terraskin is a polymer paper, like Yupo, but it is coated in limestone and is known as a “stone” paper.

I tested out a bunch of old school nibs to give you an idea of the kinds of strokes they make.

MORE learning! This time I paint a kitty for an intensity exercise. Like the Raccoon Value Study – this is using the Stephen Quiller 12 colour wheel to create compliments. I’ll keep updating you will my foundations progress – Let me know your own favourite ‘back to basics’ exercises!     More product information Click […]

Today I time lapse an art video about colour value. It’s a baby raccoon. It’s pretty cute. Baby animals normally are.

This episode we share a bunch of watercolour travel kit options. Take your painting on the go – easy peasy!

Today I paint a sacred pine tree that lights up the whole world.

These stories are on repeat – there are major shared elements. I think Joseph Campbell said there are only 3 stories in the world – it’s just the details that change.