Category Archives: Accessories

Items used for organising your studio or otherwise aiding in the creation of art.

Watercolours: Sennelier Luxury Walnut Wood Box Half-Pan Set (review)

Before I get started, I should probably admit that this is as much of a show-and-tell/brag post as it is a review. Back in 2016, I reviewed the Sennelier Landscape Watercolour set of 14 half pans, which I had bought … Continue reading

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Brushes: Jackson’s Pure Squirrel Brushes (review)

Sable brushes have always been one of those things where I thought it’d be nice to have one, but couldn’t justify spending the money on one. One day I saw an advertisement on the Jackson’s UK website for their new … Continue reading

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Brushes: Alvaro Castagnet NEEF Squirrel Mop Brush (review)

Every now and then, one of my local art supply stores runs promotions where you get a free brush or pad of paper or whatever when you spend a certain amount on watercolours, and last year some time the offer … Continue reading

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Brushes: Princeton Neptune Brushes (review)

Many artists love the soft and springy nature of sable or squirrel hair brushes and the fact they hold much more water than synthetic taklon brushes, but for a variety of reasons, some painters prefer not to use genuine animal … Continue reading

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Choosing Your Watercolour Palette or Paint Box: Six Things to Consider

I talked a little about choosing a watercolour palette in my article Getting Started: Watercolours, but since there are an endless variety of palettes available and forum threads spanning more than 150 pages about people asking for advice on and … Continue reading

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Caring for your Brushes

Buying a new brush or brushes is always lovely, whether it’s a nice set of synthetics or a single expensive brush you’ve been lusting after for ages. Still, most of us like to save money where we can, and that … Continue reading

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Brushes: Silver Black Velvet Brushes (review)

I watch a few art channels on YouTube, and several of the watercolour artists use Silver Black Velvet brushes. While I know that practice is at least as important as the tools you use (ie. there’s no magic brush that … Continue reading

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