- Gina Louthian-Stanley
- Virginia, United States
- I guess you could say I was born an artist! My intrinsic artistic abilities appeared around the age of 1½ years old when I began scribbling colorful imagery on my bedroom walls, later carving designs and cryptic messages on my parent’s fine furniture. Over the years, I have continued my artistic endeavors working as a monotype printmaker, painter, mixed media artist, and jewelry maker.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
While I did not find exactly what I was looking for (I doubt if it exists.) I found some great papers. The Arches watercolor 140 pound paper came the closest to what I was looking for! YAY!
OK, here are my top ten favorite papers...(too many to choose from):
#1 Arches Watercolor 149lb HP
#2 Rising Drawing Bristol 3-ply vellum or 3-ply plate
#3 Fabriano Artistico extra white HP 140 or 300lb,
#4 Arches 260 HP
#5 Fabriano Artistico traditional white 260lb. HP
#6 Lanaquarelle-hot press 300 lb
#7 Arches bright white HP 140 lb
#8 Arches cover white
#9 Blotters (Cool effects)
#10 Arches Plantine
Now, as far as a sketchbook or journal goes, I would have to agree with Larry and say the Aquabee Super deluxe Sketchbook #93 used with a Micron Pigma pen is the route to take. It is the only pen I have noticed, so far, that WILL NOT bleed and remains sharp over several watercolor washes. The Aquabee paper does take a nice light watercolor wash and it would be great for sketching in pen and using watercolor pencils to wash later. YES!!Larry, a big thanks to you!
Friday, January 15, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
by Walt Whitman
A song of the rolling earth, and of words according,
Were you thinking that those were the words, those upright lines?
those curves, angles, dots?
No, those are not the words, the substantial words are in the ground
and sea, They are in the air, they are in you.