Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sketching LUV

Just wanted to share some of the fun new art supplies I tried out! It's so fun to try something new! It always feels good to experiment and challenge yourself. I got the Derwent Ink Intense Colored pencils which are a water color pencil and this SWEET BRUSH that I've been wanting to trying for the longest time! I sketched out the tulips I captured last week! I bought my new supplies... at Penco, in Minneapolis! It's an art store I've never been to, they had a offer on livingsocial for a great deal and my sweet husband surprised me with it! Yea! Happy Dance!
I was so excited to meet the owner of Penco and find out it is a locally owned store!! Now, don't get me wrong I love the chain Dick Blick but buying locally... SO MUCH BETTER! If you haven't been and you live in the area, It's awesome! My husband loves to watch me shop for art he thinks it's funny how my eyes light up like a kid in a candy store!

I highly recommend both the brush and the pencils! The pencils blend so nicely! I used water color pencils back in high school, and they were just a cheap brand and didn't work quite like these! You could just use a regular brush and water too but the brush holds water in it so if you are on the go or painting outside with limited supplies! How great!


  1. The pencils are faves of mine but I've never tried the brush. Been curious about it though, and now I might have to pick one up. I love that you went to Penco- I haven't been there in ages and used to love going. Have to take a trip over there again. Thanks for the reminders!

    ps- that is SO sweet about your husband loving to watch you as you shop art supplies. He sounds like a definite keeper. ;)

  2. That sketch is the rich colors!