Hello. My name is Laureen. I have a dog named Phyllis who loves nothing more than to walk in the woods. Needless to say, I am happy to oblige. Whenever I see a beautiful spot along the path, I have to paint it.
In case you are wondering, these are the materials I use:
This is the only watercolor palette I use for creating all my paintings. It’s comprised of transparent, mostly single pigment MaimeriBlu paints. I chose this brand for its vibrant and highly translucent colors, and because they are vegan-friendly – except for those few colors containing PBk9 (bone char) which I steer clear of. The full pans in the mixing wells will eventually replace the half pans, once they’re empty. I also own a few beautiful Daniel Smith watercolors. However, I’ve recently decided to put them aside for the moment as I feel their somewhat granulating properties can be a little over-powering for the style I am currently trying to achieve.
Please note: Some of the older paintings displayed on this blog were painted with Schmincke Horadam watercolors. I do no longer use this brand since all their paints contain ox gall.
I recently added Rose Lake, Permanent Red Deep, and Viridian to my palette. As you can see, some colors look too similar: the result of not having seen any swatches in person. I, therefore, won’t be repurchasing some of the colors. Berlin Blue and Transparent Mars Brown, however, will always have a spot in my palette!
Series: Versàtil, Ùltimo, Perla
Series: Casaneo, Cosmotop Spin, Junior Synthetics
Gelatin-free Watercolor Paper:
Fabriano Artistico 300g/140lb. cold press