Monday, January 23, 2012

The Vegetables Persevere

You might remember my "Vegetables of Perseverance" from last year, when I would discipline myself by painting a vegetable when I didn't feel inspired. Here is a collection of vegetables that also represent a bit of perseverance.
I have been experimenting with 4 sheets of Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolor 66 Try-It Color Sheets. This is one of them! They were passed on to me by my friend Sara, and I am so grateful! I have been asking my artist friends about the brand and colors they work with as I prepare to buy my own set of professional pigments.

The task is a bit overwhelming but I am excited to upgrade! I am already impressed by the strength and richness of the colors and the tiny amount that can cover so much paper! I have several sheets of experimentation (and vegetables) and I think I have finally settled on 13 colors.
A couple paintings and a print have sold, so now I am very excited to get my new colors ordered! Yay!


  1. What beautiful colors! I may need to order one of those sample sheets. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hi Heather! You can order color dot sample sheets here: Its such a great way to try colors and its a really good deal! They are on sale for $2.99