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July 1st, 2017

Zeta Series Sketchbook Tour

Thank you to Mark Fraley for posting this great video sketchbook tour of his recently completed Zeta sketchbook. https://youtu.be/W9J4Ti3_aSk  Shown here, “Bighorn Sheep”

MEDIA: Ink, Watercolor, Collage SURFACE: Zeta Series – Extra Heavyweight – 270 gsm – White – Smooth Finish

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Mark Fraley is a collage and portrait artist based in Broomfield, […]

April 5th, 2017

Tropical Days

Artist: Janine Weiss, United States Artist Statement: As a fashion designer, owning my own business, I had gotten away from taking the time to just sit, draw, paint and doodle for my personal self. I got hooked on Instagram and the many different artists I found there, each so inspirational in their own way. I […]

March 4th, 2017

Thrill of the Race

Artist: Colleen McCafferty, Australia Artist Statement: Sailing played a large part in my life for many years when my three children were young. They all learnt how to sail and every Sunday was spent at the local yacht club racing dinghies. There was always much excitement after the racing and many hours spent recounting the […]

February 18th, 2017

A Cacophony of Color

Artist: Leslie Fehling, United States Artist Statement: When I was in Florida a few weeks ago, my friend Judy and I spent a few hours at the Village of the Arts in Bradenton. We had a great lunch and strolled through the neighborhood filled with brightly colored historic cottages. Many of them house galleries, art […]

January 11th, 2017

Kelly Slater

Artist: Dean Spinks, Australia. Artist Statement: Kelly Slater. The greatest human to ever set foot on a surfboard, mesmerising both in and out of the water. The only way to do the great man justice was to go larger than life with this drawing. Working exclusively with fine tip black markers, I require a fine-tooth, […]

December 7th, 2016

Iguana

Artist: Margaret Hunt, USA Artist Statement: The Iguana is one of numerous sketches done on one of my Key West trips recently. I try to sketch plain air, in situ in a cafe, restaurant or an outdoor venue with pen and ink adding watercolor.

However I don’t know if you have ever chased an iguana […]

October 5th, 2016

Spires of Copenhagen

Artist: Amanda Kavanagh, United States Artist Statement: For a recent two-week trip to Denmark, I had to make some decisions about which art supplies to pack and which to leave behind. After many years of traveling I have come to the conclusion that the more supplies I bring, the more distracted I become and the […]

September 25th, 2016

Zinnias from my Garden

Artist: Leslie Fehling, United States Artist Statement: The zinnias in my garden are a mass of color every summer, and I often cut bouquets to bring inside. When I was looking around late one evening for something to draw for a daily sketch challenge that I’ve been participating in during September, I spied this arrangement […]

September 1st, 2016

A Vacation Map

Artist: Jean Mackay, United States Artist Statement: When traveling to a new place, I like to start with a map in my sketchbook. Though I’ve been to Maine many times, I’d never been to Deer Isle. Prior to setting off, I sketched the island outline and painted the deep blue water, using a lot of […]

August 24th, 2016

Lifting Pigment on Zeta Series

Artist: Reham Moniem, Egypt Artist Statement: In this drawing I used a big mop brush to create large washes the lifted them with tissue (tissue blotting) using firm pressure when the wash was still wet. Later in the process, I wanted to lighten the value of colors in certain areas in my drawing, especially in […]

August 1st, 2016

Brenda Swenson Reviews Stillman & Birn Sketchbooks

We very much appreciate this unsolicited review recently posted by renowned watercolorist, Brenda Swenson.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiIt0-H-yK0

 

June 19th, 2016

Betty & Veronica

ARTIST: Allison Sohn, United States ARTIST STATEMENT: For my Betty & Veronica variant cover, I used Stillman & Birn Zeta paper. I wanted to limit the way the markers can spread on the surface, and I find that the thickness of Zeta really helps with that. Since I knew there were going to be small […]

June 9th, 2016

Chiesa di San Zaccaria, Venice

ARTIST: Jorge Moscoso Pantoja, Bolivia ARTIST STATEMENT: For me, drawing is the way to most effective way to achieve a deep state of contemplation. A time in which external things disappear and one is immersed in a relaxing activity. With my drawings, I have the opportunity to analyze the proportions, forms, lights and shadows of […]

May 25th, 2016

Still Life Arrangement of Bottles

Artist: Elaine Hill, United Kingdom Artist Statement: I work mainly from photographs provided copyright free, from various Facebook sites by generous photographers who like to see what artists create from their photos. This painting is from photographer Ann Traverse and it made me smile as soon as I saw it, a cheerful sight during a […]

April 28th, 2016

Whose Next for a Ride?

ARTIST: Colleen McCafferty, Australia ARTIST STATEMENT: I was inspired to paint camels by Danny Gregory’s blog on Sketchbook Skool. I remembered that I have photographed lots of camels on my travels. But having seen the camels first-hand helped enormously with my colour choices and to paint with an artist’s eye.

I usually sketch out with […]

April 8th, 2016

Pick of the Day at Wet Paint – St. Paul, MN.

PICK OF THE DAY AT WET PAINT – ST. PAUL, MN. Thank you to Meg and the rest of the wonderful staff at Wet Paint (St. Paul, MN.) for selecting Stillman & Birn as their Pick of the Day. Meg writes, ““My go-to sketchbook is the Zeta by Stillman & Birn. The extra-heavy weight, smooth […]

February 16th, 2016

Gurudwara Sahib

Artist: Sunil Shinde, United States Artist Statement: Everybody has a story to tell. I have a story to show. I love to read and am an avid reader of history. All that reading makes me travel. Sketching helps me travel better. My sketches remind me of places I want to read about. This is a […]

November 24th, 2015

Daffodil Days

Artist: Shevaun Doherty, Ireland Artist Statement: [Ed: The following is reposted from a blog post first published by the artist in April, 2014 http://botanicalsketches.blogspot.ie/…/04/daffodil-days.html ]

Golden daffodils are always the first to appear each year, heralding the start of spring and the promise of warmer brighter days. Daffodils would certainly make a statement, but they […]

October 23rd, 2015

Peonies and Grape Vines

Artist: Charley Parker, United States Artist Statement: I’m frequently fascinated by contrasts of light and dark in the landscape. These peonies are in my own yard. I noticed they looked great at a certain time of day in the dappled shade of the grape vines growing on the chain link fence along our driveway. I […]

October 6th, 2015

Piazza del Duomo, Milan

Artist: Mais Qasrawi , Palestine Artist Statement: I usually try to capture scenes or characters and take them out of their usual context, either using freedom in line strokes or in the application of color. I take quite an unstructured approach to creating my art, which I think makes it look more lively to the […]