Pigment Hoarder

Hi! My name is Natalie and I am a pigment hoarder.
I have a new class that I am taking and I needed a palette to work from using fresh watercolor paint. I had a few that have not seen any use in a year and decided to clean them all out at once.

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I was prying some pretty big chunks out of the wells of the palettes. I just couldn’t chuck those into the trash. I stopped short of scraping every crumb of pigment into my container. It felt too miserly.

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I did wish a had a selection of small spray bottles to melt the scraps of pigment and make some watercolor sprays. Although that would lead into an entirely new arena of hoarding.
I'm quite happy that I decided to give myself a fresh start with fresh pigments and cleaned out palettes.
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I'm looking forward into finishing these new classes and coming out with my own compositions.

So tell me-what do you hoard?

My Free Gift To You!

I'm getting all the final touches ready to open my new online store. I'd like to offer my readers a free gift of a high resolution download of 'Snowy Owl Abstractionism'. It is a graphic from an original pastel painting by me, printed on an old dictionary page and scanned for your personal use. The download version is in high resolution without the abstractionism text across the front of it.
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Low Resolution-please use the download link for the high resolution image!
Feel free to use this image in your own original art, which you may be sell if you wish.

You may print copies of this images for your own personal non-commercial use or, alter them for your own non-commercial use as well.

If you use my image in your art PLEASE share it with me on this website~and please come back to check on me to see if I have anymore free gifts for you!

You can find me on several social media websites these days-stop by and say hello.

If you download my art please take a moment and say hello in the comments.
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White Gel Ink

Experimenting a bit with some white gel ink.  The photo of this building had bright white exterior walls. My toned paper was not doing it any justice. I like how the picture turned out overall, but it will take some more fiddling around with this gel ink to get textures closer to where I would like them.
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I used Copic Opaque White pigment ink for this artwork. You can find this product on Amazon.

Here's to 2015

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