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September 25th, 2017

Lobstermen Reflections, Crail Harbour – Scotland

Artist: Iain Stewart, United States Media: Watercolors Surface: Beta Series – Extra Heavyweight – 270 gsm – White – Cold Press Finish Iain Stewart is a watercolor artist / illustrator and a signature member of both the American and National Watercolor Societies. His work has received numerous awards in international competition and he is a […]

August 16th, 2017

Beta Series

BETA SERIES Extra Heavyweight: 270 gsm Shade: White Surface: Cold Press Finish Media: Dry & wet media, watercolor, ink Gallery: http://www.stillmanandbirn.com/gallery/beta 

June 16th, 2017

Poble Espanyol

Artist: Brenda Swenson, United States Artist Statement: Great memories from my workshop in Spain. The Poble Espanyol (literally, Spanish town) is an open-air architectural museum in Barcelona. Built for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition, the museum consists of 117 full-scale buildings, which recreate an Iberian village. It also contains a theater, restaurants, artisan workshops and […]

May 10th, 2017

Praha – Ovocný trh (Prague – Ovocný Square)

Artist: Anna Vecherskaia, Czech Republic Ovocný Square is a small narrow plaza in central Prague. The square has been a home to a market since the early 13th century and was a center of the fruit and vegetable trade until the early 20th century. Anna’s watercolor depicts the square as the sun is setting and […]

April 21st, 2017

National Garlic Day (April 19)

Artist: Suhita Shirodkar, United States Artist Statement: It’s National Garlic Day today! I’m going to say I celebrated, because I was in Gilroy, the Garlic Capital of the World, today… I did this little piece for Gilroy a few years ago. Painted on Stillman & Birn Beta paper. Watercolor and ink

Ed note: Gilroy, California […]

March 31st, 2017

Play Day in Pasadena

ARTIST: Brenda Swenson, United States MEDIA: Watercolor and ink SURFACE: Beta Series – Extra Heavyweight – 270 gsm – White – Cold Press Finish

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Brenda Swenson is a renowned watercolorist, author and instructor. She teaches at her private studio, The STUDIO in South Pasadena and at art workshops around the world. www.BrendaSwenson.blogspot.com […]

February 15th, 2017

Load of Rope

Congratulations to British artist Felicity Flutter, whose painting “Load of Rope” has been selected by the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours for display at their Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries this April.

MEDIA: Pencil and watercolors SURFACE: Beta Series – Extra Heavyweight – 270 gsm – White – Cold Press Finish

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February 3rd, 2017

Old Shop Façade

Artist: Reham Moniem, Egypt Artist statement: Sketching architecture, especially old buildings, interests me and as an interior designer my architectural background helped me. That’s why every sketchbook I have is filed with lots and lots of old building sketches. This one is not a particular shop I saw and then sketched; rather, it’s a combination […]

January 29th, 2017

Eastwood Estate

Artist: Zack Easley, United States Artist Statement: I am a retired fourth-generation mason and a self-taught artist. As early as five years old, I was drawing and entering art contests in school. Since then, I have won awards for my drawing and illustration work.

I draw my inspiration from my experience in working with brick […]

January 23rd, 2017

Rabbit Children from the Garden Clan

Artist: Chuck Grieb, United States Artist Statement: The Garden Clan is a world of magic and tiny faeries, inspired by the world outside, the garden in my yard, and a love for legends, fairytales, myth, and tales of adventure. Casein is my preferred medium and I find the Stillman & Birn sketchbooks provide the ideal […]

December 29th, 2016

Hobby Horse

Artist: Christina Yoder, United States Artist Statement: My husband and I often love to dream about fun things together, one of which was that he wanted to create an actual, working carousel for me someday and he would create the ‘works’ of the machine, while I would carve the horses for the carousel. It’s probably […]

December 14th, 2016

Portrait in Three Values

Artist: Thomas W. Schaller, United States Artist Statement: I’ve been working over the past year or two in an attempt to find authentic ways to apply my approach to [Ed: architectural] watercolor in the painting of the human figure and portrait work.

What I’ve discovered is that if I stick to my basic artistic priorities: […]

November 20th, 2016

Autumn Water

Artist: David A. Parfitt, U.K. Artist Statement: What makes this painting particularly special to me is the fact that it is the first successful piece of work I have completed for several months. It was painted in the studio over three days and depicts an autumn view along one of my walks around the Somerset […]

November 13th, 2016

The Old Church Ruins

Artist: Palma Rea, Italy Artist’s Statement: In my sketchbooks there can be found bits of paper and cards, colourful sketches, portraits, architectural type drawings, and documentations of moments and events. Rarely do I instantly like the paper in a sketchbook . My rule is that you must first get to know its limits and then […]

October 27th, 2016

Québec Autumn Foliage

Artist: Larry D. Marshall, Canada Artist statement: I’ve been doing location sketching for about five years. This particular drawing is like most of my sketches, ‘discovered’ as I was walking through a park near my house. The bright red tree screamed draw me and I set up my stool in the middle of an open […]

October 16th, 2016

Washington Square Arch

Artist: Mike Daikubara, United States Artist Statement: The Arch in Washington Square Park in NYC. Drawn early in the morning on the S&B Beta series, laying down color washes first with a mop brush/Holbein colors, blowing on it to speed up drying time :), then going in the various details with a fine Micron pen. […]

October 10th, 2016

Sophie

Artist: Joe Rayome, United States Artist Statement: When my wife and I met in college, her family had a year-old English Setter pup named Sophie. Sophie was everything a good dog could be – loyal, lovable, protective and smart. She taught herself to ring a bell hung on a doorknob as a Christmas decoration when […]

September 21st, 2016

Beta Softcover Giveaway

Thank you Sandra Strait for sponsoring this Beta Softcover Giveaway and for your review. International entries ok for giveaway. http://lifeimitatesdoodles.blogspot.com/2016/09/giveaway-review-of-stillman-birn-beta.html

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

 

July 20th, 2016

Raffles Hotel, Singapore

Artist: Judy Salleh, Australia Artist Statement: The Raffles Hotel. What an amazing building! Ever since attending the USK symposium in Singapore in 2015, I have longed to paint this stunning facade. Summer 2016 takes me on a 5-week sketching tour of Singapore and Europe, en route to the USK symposium in Manchester. My travelling partner? […]