I discovered another mixed media artist this morning, via my email, and I plan to watch his dvd. His name is Seth Apter, and he "speaks" to me in a way that I can understand, and many of things he does and has said are as though he has been shadowing me. It's wonderful to find reinforcement and support from others on similar paths.
My test of the Derwent Artbars against Faber-Castell Gel Sticks is what yesterday's video was about. There are many more things to be done with the Art Bars than what I showed, so my next video will explore more of the neato things they offer. But after all, it's watercolor. Not acrylic, so unless you mix the last layer with a bit of acrylic medium of some sort, it is forever water soluble. ( Not a good idea, if you are getting caught in the rain, for instance.)