Thursday, June 18, 2015

EXCITED OVER NEW PAINTS



Isn't it a wonderful day when the new paints you ordered come in?  And you can't wait to dig in to them and try them (if any are brand new to you), but then you also want to keep them pristine in the tube and just look at them a while.  We art material loving people are a strange bunch at times! ha ha

That Potter's Pink will show up in a future hydrangea painting, I'm sure.


What is the latest art purchase you made and did it make you happy?





11 comments:

Caroline Simmill said...

Potters pink is such a lovely colour! I can see why you would be feeling so excited over your new paints arriving. Looking forward to seeing the flower painting soon Rhonda!

CrimsonLeaves said...

It has been awhile since I've bought any art stuff!! In fact, I find myself wondering where the masa went that I bought a while back. It seems lost in the move because everything has been put away and I don't know where it is!! LoL Can't wait to see your efforts with these, Rhonda!

E.M. Corsa said...

Like you, I like to keep new tubes pristine for a bit. I'll be curious to see the pink in use. My latest buy? 20 gorgeous 8 by 10 gold frames that were on sale, wide with beading and quite heavy, very "old world" looking, perfect for my birds.

RH Carpenter said...

I've never used the Potter's Pink and it was just an impulse buy without studying it, but I will read about it and play with it a bit and then use it - if it's a good color, Caroline. Sometimes we do just buy on impulse when we see something pretty!! ha ha

Sherry, I have things around my art room (which is small) that I search for at times - seems I have a lot of hiding places (or things are buried under other things). I'm sure you'll find it and use it some day - when the time is right.

Elizabeth, sounds wonderful. I've only framed one watercolor in a gold frame - it was a geisha painted on gold gessoed paper and looked great (or would have, if I'd done a great job on her hands - that was years ago). I tend to go with whatever compliments the painting and adds to the whole thing but always mat in white/off-white colors, either cool or warm. I have a really good framer who does my work, when I want them in shows. Other than that, everything sits in canvas bags or porfolios around the room!

http://carolking.wordpress.com said...

It's always fun to get new color paints! My new purchase was that elegant writer pen that I got after I saw the video on how to use it with watercolor. Fun!

E.M. Corsa said...

I agree, white/off white mats for sure. My galleries like a "signature" frame feeling the work shows better if they are all framed the same. Gold works really well for my paintings; in fact I've always framed in gold or silver. Boring aren't I?

RH Carpenter said...

Carol, I loved the pansies you did with the Elegant Writer pen - and am working on a hydrangea painting using them (I had a set of blacks with a couple extra colors - haven't tried the colors yet but the black worked great although it still bled a bit even though I spritzed it with water to "set" the lines before painting with watercolor).

Elizabeth, not boring, you just know what you want. I've seen watercolors in a group all framed the same - with pale wooden frames or black frames - and they look great. Since mine are just in my home or shown in a show once in a while, I don't try to match the frames much.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

I think the last art purchase I made was new paper, so nothing really exciting lol made me happy since I really like the paper, but hate that it is so expensive for a sheet of it

debwardart said...

Just got some new brushes - oriental type with squirrel hair - the type my friend uses so I know they will work their magic for me too - after all, it's the brush - right??? Also got an easel - am determined to work upright - we shall see! And some drawing pens and charcoal pencils . . . and some other stuff! (Well, you asked . . . !!!) And of course it made me happy! It's art stuff - what's not to love??? Plus - it was ON SALE!!!

Jeanette Jobson said...

There's nothing like a tube of paint to inspire is there? Over the last couple of years however, I have tended to stay with the same palette of colours and don't buy outside that range, just mix what I need.

The potter's pink looks like a cool (temperature)pink tending toward violet. I'll have to look up the pigment information on it and see what's in it. I always love a challenge of mixing a colour using warm or cool primaries.

RH Carpenter said...

I know what you mean, Jennifer. I try to get in on the sales of paper every time I can.

Deb, you really got a lot of great new stuff!!

Jeanette, I usually stick with the tried and true now, but every once in a while I do something on impulse and usually it's a mistake. The Potter's Pink is not that pretty and not that pink - a kind of greyed, warm, granulating color - the pigment information says:
Chrome Tin Pink Sphene PR 233