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Saturday, January 12, 2013

My Review of Canson Art Boards

Originally submitted at Jerry's Artarama Art Supplies

Beautiful Papers that Stand Alone - Now the papers that inspire artists' work can support it, too. Canson® Art Boards feature a range of best-selling Canson and Arches® papers on rigid, archival backing. Enhanced Performance - Canson Art Boards provide artists the benefits of a stiff, strong wo...

This is my new best friend

By Andrea from Dallas, Tx on 1/12/2013


5out of 5

Pros: Beautiful, Easy To Use

Cons: Economical

Best Uses: Art, Watercolor Pencil Surface

Describe Yourself: Quality Oriented

Was this a gift?: No

This product is my favorite (for now) of anything I have ever used for watercolor drawing and painting. I have several other papers and this one is by far the most exciting and easy to use. It is absorbent, so watercolor dries quickly. It doesn't allow for a lot of scrubbing and reworking, however, so be aware of that. The price is really good on this product, particularly if you are selling your art.

Winter Hideaway by Andrea Friedell


Tags: Watercolor, Made with Product


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

It's Tuesday, I think.

Yesterday I dragged out the knitting looms and feel like making scarves for awhile, as I think about what I'm going to paint this year. Communication has always been a challenge for me, and this year is no different. In my journals I seem to be more free with expression than on paintings, where I feel "judged." (Could be why I never enter any paintings into competition.) This year I want to do a spectacular painting; one that I take weeks and weeks to complete. I love drawing figures, recognizable or not, and this "spectacular" painting will incorporate not only recognizable figures, but emphasize the texture that I love. The gallery lady last year said all my paintings are orange, and that shut me down for six months! Well, she's actually wrong because some of them are purple. Anyway, I love warm colors and can't help it! We use the palette we like, in any case, but I do want to experiment with different colors this year. Last year I spent a lot of time with paper arts, stamping, cutting and pasting. Therefore, I have a mountainous pile of collage pieces which I am selling as a lot on my website ( and plan to put some on eBay. I have to de-stash somehow. I have more than I will ever ever ever have time to use.

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