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June 23rd, 2019

Forest

ARTIST: Santi Sallés, Spain ARTIST STATEMENT: Drawing made with graphite pencil with oil base and painted with watercolors and topped with colored pencils.

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

ABOUT THE ARTIST:Santi Sallés is an urban artist, illustrator and graphic designer. […]

June 13th, 2019

Square Sketchbook Giveaway

We’re giving away ten of our new 7½” x 7½” softcover sketchbooks. Winners can choose one sketchbook from the following series in which this new size is offered: • Alpha Series • Beta Series • Zeta Series • Nova Trio (toned paper – mixed sheets)

TO ENTER CONTEST: Simply email us with your name to: […]

May 27th, 2019

Color Playground

ARTIST: Stefanie Hornik, Germany ARTIST STATEMENT: This sketch is all about trying out, playing with colours and materials. I more or less randomly picked different tools to test the effect and the handling on the paper. (For example, I used watercolors, acrylic markers and colored pencils.) I mostly use these materials for my artworks. This […]

May 16th, 2019

Nathan

Artist: Natalie Higgins, United States Artist Statement: I love experimenting and playing in my sketchbook. It gives my brain a break from the technical and precise work of designing and making jewelry, my day job. I enjoy trying to capture the expression and mood of the human face. I start my drawings with a simple […]

April 28th, 2019

Unfurling Ferns

Artist: Jean Mackay, United States Thank you naturalist Jean Mackay for posting this lovely drawing of unfurling ferns to celebrate the arrival of spring. One of the joys of spring is watching fern fronds unfurl. They start with small fuzzy arcs in the early spring, just poking their little heads above the crown of the […]

April 12th, 2019

Alexandria Window Study

Artist: Reham M. Ali, Egypt Artist statement: Sketching architectural elements such as doors, windows or any architectural details, especially of old buildings always interests me. That’s the reason my sketchbook is filled with door sketches that I usually call my rescue topic during any artistic block. And as an interior designer, my architectural background has […]

January 30th, 2019

Great White Sketch

Artist: Ian de Hoog, Canada [ @iandehoogart ] Artist Statement: My sketchbook is my playground. It’s where I can relax and explore new ideas and techniques without the pressure of “creating a painting”. I never know what is going to end up on a page on any given day and that is part of the […]

January 9th, 2019

Remembering Georgia O’Keeffe

Artist: Nisha Sehjpal, India Artist Statement: Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings are as intriguing as they are evocative. The colours used are bold and her strokes confident. Looking at her art it’s no wonder she is recognised as “Mother of American modernism”. This is my first ever attempt at painting with gouache and I couldn’t have thought […]

August 17th, 2018

Bangkok Skytrain

BANGKOK SKYTRAIN Artist: Suppachai Vong (Louis), Thailand Artist Statement: This picture was created while waiting for friends at this major Bangkok train station of the ARI BTS (Bangkok Mass Transit System). I arrived almost an hour early to meet friends. Luckily, I carry my watercolors and sketchbooks all the time. I found the right seat […]

August 5th, 2018

Storm Clouds Scotland

Artist: Felicity Flutter, United Kingdom Artist Statement: This piece was me visiting a subject away from my recent wave paintings. I particularly enjoy the challenge of painting skies and I had not produced one totally in black and white before. My reference came from a visit boating along the Scottish Lochs. I wanted a subject […]

July 15th, 2018

Collège Saint-Marc

Artist: Reham M. Ali, Egypt Artist Statement: This watercolor painting is a part of an art book/ exhibition I’m working on which I consider as visual/artistic documentation of my home town Alexandria, Egypt, capturing the city’s architectural landscape showing sketches for places and buildings that I have memories with .

The building featured in this […]

June 17th, 2018

Staffordshire Bull Terrier Study

Artist: Mickey, United Kingdom Artist Statement: My goal as an artist is to master the craft of oil painting. My latest project is to fill a Beta Series sketchbook with portrait paintings of my friends, dogs, which all have a special story to tell.

This project requires some surface preparation of the pages: a couple […]

June 2nd, 2018

Manhattan Courthouse

Artist: Kris Mordecai, United States Artist Statement: After a cold, lingering winter in New York, the weather finally turned warm enough to enjoy sketching outdoors again, and I was blessed with a long lunch break during jury duty. I sat in Foley Square in downtown Manhattan and created this sketch of the New York County […]

May 5th, 2018

Cesar Santos Reviews Stillman & Birn

Thank you to Cesar Santos for taking the time to review our sketchbooks. In this video Cesar demonstrates how he prepares a Beta Series sketchbook with gesso and then creates an oil painting on it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDP-0iZrUis&feature=share

April 17th, 2018

Stare Down or Steer Clear

Artist: Tim Oliver, United States Artist Statement: This is a small color study for a larger watercolor piece that is in progress. Pencil and watercolor (Daniel Smith) in Stillman & Birn Beta Series sketchbook. This sketch was laid out lightly and loosely from observation and photography in HB pencil. It was then painted in watercolor […]

March 25th, 2018

Chappell Hill, TX Residence

ARTIST: Michael Broshar, United States

MEDIA: Watercolor SURFACE: Beta Series – Extra Heavyweight – 270 gsm – White – Cold Press Finish

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Michael Broshar is a practicing architect and watercolor artist. He started painting watercolors in 2013 after working in digital art for a number of years, and now paints exclusively in […]

March 10th, 2018

Portrait of Chris Pine

Artist: Ong Kok Leong, Singapore Artist Statement: I was very impressed with Chris Pine’s portrayal of Steve Trevor in the blockbuster movie Wonder Woman. He certainly gave a fresh interpretation compared to the classic Lynda Carter’s version and the animated 2009 animated version. I’ve recently purchased a small Beta soft cover sketchbook and decided to […]

October 30th, 2017

The Tiger

Artist: Edith Van der Ster, Spain Artist Statement: This small sketch was one of my first tries with acrylic gouache. I have been using my sketchbooks to really create a habit of sketching and to improve my drawing and painting. I mainly use ink and watercolor in my Beta Series sketchbook, and I have recently […]

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