My Favorite Things

Greetings Painters! Here are two of my favorite things sitting in my studio today: Tube Wringer My first favorite thing is my Tube Wringer, from Gill Mechanical Company (Eugene, Oregon, USA). I bought it on a whim during an art store ... Read More...

My Favorite Things

So here is one of my absolute favorite things... my "wine glass holder" ($15.00) from Open Box M (openboxm.com). I have had them overnight these for me when I lose one! No. I am not that desperate for wine. Most of us have been through ... Read More...

My Favorite Thing – Tina Garrett

"What appeared to interest him more than anything else when I arrived was to know what music I had brought with me."                                                                                                                           ... Read More...

My Favorite Thing – Aimee Erickson

Sketchbooks: When I was little I sometimes drew in my journal. In college we were assigned to keep something called a sketchbook—what an idea!— and I've kept one ever since. All my travels are in them, as well as museum visits, ... Read More...

My Favorite Thing – Susan Hotard

I have many favorite things. I was going to state that Bridgman’s Complete Guide to Drawing From Life, was my favorite thing for it has something to offer to the experienced as well as the novice artist. But this past week I had to wipe ... Read More...

My Favorite Thing – Ann Kraft Walker

A pointed Q-Tip. A tip ( pun intended ) I learned from Casey Baugh. They are great to clean up an edge or shape when the brush gets out of control or for accidental blobs. I like the kind that is rounded on one end and pointed on the other. ... Read More...

My Favorite Thing – Barbara Schilling

About 8 years ago I purchased an inventory program for my Mac. It has been indispensable. The particular app that I bought is no longer available, so I hesitated to bring it up as the best tool I've got for my business, but there are other ... Read More...

My Favorite Thing – Lori Putnam

Solvent Free Gel by Gamblin Artist Colors is one of my very favorite things. It is odorless, CLEAR, and thick enough to hold a good heavy paint stroke. It loads well on the brush and I love the way the paint feels when I lay it on the ... Read More...

My Favorite Thing – Thomas Jefferson Kitts

The Ubiquitous All-purpose Palette Knife When I first saw this palette knife in the hands of Richard Schmid a lightbulb went off. Years later, I have found this knife to be the most useful tool ever. I can rapidly mix my colors and paint ... Read More...