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Happy Friday!

I am realizing that my one year anniversary of painting is soon approaching! I am both surprised and proud of myself. Often times, my interests are fleeting from one hobby to another...but I really stuck it out with this one. I have tried cross-stitching, knitting, acrylic nail art, and many others but its been a whole year that I have attempted to learn more and do more with fine art. Yay!

Upgrade! New Watercolor Art Supplies


[Edit] My Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors & Bulletproof Glass palette

Wow, I haven't posted here in awhile. It seems there is never enough hours in a day to do all the things. I'm here today, though, to gush over my latest upgrade in watercolor art supplies! If you've been following my blog, you know that last year my fiancé purchased me a plethora of new and amazing art materials for me to dive head first into creating fine art. I've had a year to work with the  Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors, Reeve's Gouache, Holbein Artist's Gouche and Dr. PH Martin's Hydra Liquid Watercolors. Overtime, I have developed my likes and dislikes about certain water colors and I think I have come to a solution on how to get all of what I fancy in one place.

My Needs in Watercolor

-Vibrancy

-Opaqueness

-Palette friendly

-Generous Mixing Area

-Some lightfast capabilities

After researching a lot of the top artist/professional grade watercolors like Daniel Smith, Winsor & Newton, Schminke, and others I actually landed on a Korean brand that I've been hearing about over and over. YouTube is the biggest advertisement when it comes to the hype of certain art tools and supplies; once again I fell for the trap. (Although, I have never been lead wrong on good art supplies!) Behold, the Mijello Mission Gold Class Watercolors and the Mijello Bullet Proof Glass palette! My artist idol, Jacquelin de Leon and others use this brand and highly recommend it (as well as Daniel Smith for granulation). After e-mailing Jacquelin on skin tone additions to this palette, she recommended Daniel Smith's Naples Yellow Red for lighter skin tones that mix well with the browns in the Mission Gold 34 set. I wasted no time in making my final decision, since these were the paints I were already itching to purchase. I also headed to Dick Black website and purchased a couple Black Velvet Silver squirrel hair blend brushes. These are said to be the highest quality watercolor brushes. I've never had any good quality brushes before and I am very excited to try them. I am pretty sure what I've been using is the wrong shit.

Overall, I am very excited and I can't wait until everything arrives!