Watch Me Paint a Mural!

You know what they say about watching paint dry…well, this is like that, only with masking fluid:

I use a toothpick to lay down my Windsor Newton masking fluid because it’s very viscous and I can’t handle it with a paint brush. In this illustration, I am protecting my foreground subject (mailboxes — I love mailboxes) […]

When to Grumbacher and When to Newton.

Now, before we begin todays’s lesson, I’m posting some pictures of my cat Cindy at work (as per last week’s request from Janet, Carol, Patty, Susie, Janice, Sarah, Deb, and Gitana). This is Cindy “helping” Top Cat and me with our 1,000-piece puzzle:

But it’s no surprise that with so much kitty “help”, our 1,000-piece puzzle […]

Tools of the Trade, If Your Trade is Watercolor.

All I need for watercolor happiness is three paintbrushes, one small, one medium, and one large. This is the whopper:

Size 10. This big guy is great for those times when you need a lot of paint and/or a lot of water on your brush, for dabbing in lots of different colors for this kind of […]

Brighter Days Ahead

Top Cat and I celebrated the Winter Solstice in our usual fashion here on the shores of the Long Island Sound. But we were not alone in welcoming back the light…

…is there anything better in a dog’s life than a beach, a ball, and a hoomin with a good throwing arm?

It was one of the […]