You can use them to sketch directly onto the paper, you can take colour off the sticks directly with a brush as they melt faster than pans, also they are as strong as the tubes in colour. These sticks are an absolute essential for the travelling artist. When Im on location with these sticks I don't take a pallet. I smily place the sticks between my fingers and take one out to draw, use a brush and even mix the colours directly on the sticks or paper. They can be used with any of the Winsor & Newton Watercolour range which makes them versatile at home, in the studio or out on location.
Ill be the first to admit that I was a bit apprehensive about the sticks when they first came out but trying is believing and I can guarantee that if you try them you will love them.
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When I was first told that watercolours were going to be made into marker pens I couldn't see how they were going to work. Work they do, fabulously.
These markers are not quite Professional Artists Quality but they are way above Cotman quality. They have a fine nib for all those details that are difficult to get with a brush, they also have a wide brush end for filling in larger areas. Taking them out on location is an absolute treat because I pop them in my shoulder bag and sit in a field with my pad of Winsor & Newton Watercolour Marker Paper (Bockingford paper) and sketch what I see. Adding water to the painting turns it into a full watercolour painting.
To fill a larger area I place my 1 1/2 inch wash brush on a hard surface and press the markers directly onto the brush, add a little water and its ready for a sky wash. If i need to mix the colours I do it directly on the paper or on a bit of the masking tape I use at the edge of my paper. These markers are truly amazing and I wouldn't leave home without mine in my bag.
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Painting in Watercolour - Castles of the UK now available
10 castles step by step in a full comprehensive guide. The drawings are in the back so all you have to do is paint.
Patchings Art Festival
13th -16th July 2017 Another fantastic year this year. This show never disappoints. Make sure you pop it in your diary for next year.
Ive been to some amazing art groups this year. Id like to thank everyone at all these groups for making me so welcome. I hope to see you all soon.
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The new watercolour sticks are absolutely amazing. They are Professional Artists quality and I feel that they bridge the gap between the watercolour pencils, the pans and the tubes.
Gheluvelt Park, Worcester 13th August 2017
Another date for your diary each year. What an amazing show
After getting back from a long drive to spain only the day before I was surprised I had the energy for this show. Fortunately, the show was such a buzz that I not only kept going but had an amazing day. Thanks to everyone involved in this show
2018 Show dates coming soon. Looks like another good year to come
New Acrylic Painting Project
Broadway Village in the Cotswolds is now available as a step by step project. Click Here to view this project