November Box of Art Snacks

Red Tree WIP by Karen Gadient, 2015

Received my little box of art supplies from Art Snacks this week. Since I’m having a ‘sick day’ weekend―I’m getting better, but still nursing congestion and a wicked cough―I figured I’d play around with it.

Once again, there’s only one color in the box. It’s a matte red acrylic paint. Reminds me of gouache, actually, which I use often. With the paint is a Liquitex ‘freestyle’ brush. I have one of these, only larger. The little one is very cute! They’re sturdy brushes and I’m glad to get another to add to my brush collection.

There’s also a Blackwing pencil. I’m admittedly a pencil fan, so this was nice to get, even if I tend to use Blackwings more for writing. Lastly, there’s a Japanese brush pen that I’ve never heard of before: Kuretake Fudegokochi. It’s nice, but not waterproof, so it was tricky to use with the paint.

So, I made a red tree. It’s not much as it is, but… you know, when I feel better, I might add layers of other things to it later and jazz it up a bit.

I’m going to try another month and then decide if I want to continue. Who wants to bet that December has at least two colors? Probably red and green. 😉

Hope your weekend has been a relaxing one!

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Filed under Acrylic, Art, Color, Creativity, Life, Mixed Media, Painting, Pencil, Prompts, Sketchbook

12 responses to “November Box of Art Snacks

  1. I hope you feel better. I liked your red tree. I liked the angle of it.

  2. Makes me think of lying on the forest floor in fall looking up into the branches of a Japanese maple. Or is it the wine?!? 😜🍷🍷

  3. So awesome. Get better soon!

  4. planetchroma

    Naphthol Crimson is lovely! Tell me more about this Freestyle brush. I’ve never used or even seen one of those.

    • They’re sturdy brushes that clean well and hold their edge. I’ve had them for a few months with frequent use and they’re holding up well. I’ve only got the paddle and splatter ones, but I like them. Found them at Dick Blick.

  5. Haha…yes, red and green with a glitter pen?!! 😉 I love the perspective of your tree. 🙂

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