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Testing and reviewing Daniel Smith MAYAN YELLOW

Hello everyone, it's been a while! I have been working on my next book, writing articles for Artists & Illustrators Magazine, working for my Patreon site and also working on a massively exciting project with Fabriano... I love their papers, I like their ethics and the people I am in touch with at Fabriano are… Continue reading Testing and reviewing Daniel Smith MAYAN YELLOW

Art materials, Reviews and Tests

My top 3 synthetic, cruelty-free, vegan-friendly watercolour brushes – Review

I am asked a lot about what my favourite brushes are, even more so now that I am running some online classes. So I made this video reviewing my top 3. The first one is the ProArte Prolene Plus Series 007. This is my go-to brush and I can do everything with it, from soaking… Continue reading My top 3 synthetic, cruelty-free, vegan-friendly watercolour brushes – Review

Pigment Spotlight, Reviews and Tests

Pigment spotlight: testing Daniel Smith Quinacridone Lilac

The first question that popped into my mind when I first saw Quinacridone Lilac was "Do we really need another Quinacridone sitting between the Quinacridone pinks and magentas?" The only way to find out was to try it, test it, mix it and compare it. I already have quite a few Quinacridones in my palette:… Continue reading Pigment spotlight: testing Daniel Smith Quinacridone Lilac

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New video: testing the synthetic squirrel brush ‘Neptune’

Good stormy, rainy morning! I made a new video about the 'Neptune'. It shows the road test in different conditions. As well as seeing the brush performance it gives you a chance to see me demonstrate wet-in-wet and pretty extreme dry brush techniques, while painting a quince and some blackbirds. I really put that brush… Continue reading New video: testing the synthetic squirrel brush ‘Neptune’

Painting, Reviews and Tests

Princeton Neptune synthetic squirrel – Brush review

I hadn’t tried any Princeton brushes before Jackson’s sent me some to test for my Veganuary blog. These Neptune series 4750 brushes are faux squirrel rather than the faux sables I usually use. On the round brushes, the varnished handle shows the wood grain, in deep mahogany tones and satin finish. The flat brushes have… Continue reading Princeton Neptune synthetic squirrel – Brush review