Anything Goes – Well Almost! An Impromptu Haul

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  • #54946 Score: 0

    Mark
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    18 pts

    It all started out with ink. Next week in art class we’re doing ink painting and drawing. Haven’t used ink since I was about 12 so I needed some. Instead of popping along to Hobbycraft I decided to order it online. But I couldn’t stop there could I? I wanted one of those pallettes that Patrick uses, the Liz Deakin one. Sourced the ink and the pallette from Ken Bromley and whilst on there decided to buy a Ken Bromley Perfect Paper Stretcher and some Canson Mi Teintes pastel paper. I also added some Joseph Gillott artist selection nibs for the ink.

    Whilst watching Andrew Geeson I just knew I needed his “loose gang” brushes. There’s Dangerous Dave, Miss Rigger, Big Brian and flat Phil.

    So, whilst I haven’t painted a watercolour since November, my obsession with buying art supplies hasn’t waned.

    Help…………..

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    JudyR
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    42 pts

    Ha! I have the same obsession, Mark. Thanks for the source of the Liz Deakin palette–been looking for it. May order and ship that and some brushes I can only get in the UK to my sister–She can bring them here on her next visit. 🙂

    Fill the new palette with paint and pick up the brushes; hopefully, it will spur on your desire to paint a watercolor.

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    Mark
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    18 pts

    Hi Judy. Jacksons Art Supplies also sell the pallette.

    ****Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools speak because they have to say something****

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    Nikevanlaren
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    Nice?
    I have been wanting to ask and now see you got your paper stretcher board too! I’m sure you Will be very happy with that.
    Once online i can neither stop and there is always a wishlist in my head?

    Nike

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    Mark
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    18 pts

    Nice?
    I have been wanting to ask and now see you got your paper stretcher board too! I’m sure you Will be very happy with that.
    Once online i can neither stop and there is always a wishlist in my head?

    I know how you must feel Nike. When the Amazon man rings the doorbell it’s always for my wife. I get rather jealous!!

    ****Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools speak because they have to say something****

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    RobertF
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    15 pts

    What a great post! Your art studio must be an amazing space!

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    Peter_RB
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    8 pts

    Recognise some purchasing habits here, do you buy on impulse after spotting a must have item that you feel will take you to a new level and then it never sees the light of day.

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    Mark
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    18 pts

    Recognise some purchasing habits here, do you buy on impulse after spotting a must have item that you feel will take you to a new level and then it never sees the light of day.

    How ever did you know, Peter?

    ****Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools speak because they have to say something****

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    Petjoy
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    4 pts

    Mark, buying art supplies is like an obsession. I have almost every water soluble medium made, brushes in every size and shape, canvas panels and boards, watercolour paper in sheets and pads, in all different surfaces. I know I will never use it all and I don’t have anyone to give it to. None of my children or grandchildren paint and none of my other relatives or friends. I also have INK…. The worst thing is that I can’t bear to part with any of it.
    Joyce

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    Anonymous
    22 pts

    You’re as bad as me at a makeup site! This looks like a great “haul” – wonder if the palette can be shipped to the US without a huge charge? Hope to see you put some of this to use soon!

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    Mark
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    18 pts

    You’re as bad as me at a makeup site! This looks like a great “haul” – wonder if the palette can be shipped to the US without a huge charge? Hope to see you put some of this to use soon!

    You and Judy are like twins Fiona. I had this convo with her. If you look at Ken Bromley’s website the international shipping costs to the US are quite reasonable I think. Up to 0.3kg is about £7

    ****Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools speak because they have to say something****

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      Anonymous
      22 pts

      Thanks, Mark! I’m not sure Judy will be thrilled at being thought of as my twin!!!! I’m ordering it today!

    • #55009 Score: 0

      JudyR
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      42 pts

      Aww, Fiona, don’t sell yourself short…wait… well I guess you’d be the taller twin! 😉

    • #55020 Score: 0

      Anonymous
      22 pts

      Wow – never, ever been called the taller one – 5′ (lost another 1/2″) is all I can offer!

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    Annette
    Participant
    13 pts

    Oh, I feel your pain! I desperately want to purchase the loose gang, really have a crush on Dangerous Dave but my new year’s resolution was to actually use all the stuff I have before I allow myself another art spree!

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    jezzy
    Participant

    Love the photos. I’m drooling. You got some really great art materials. No guilt allowed.

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