Stillman and Birn
middle
 
gallery
contact us
blog Alpha Series Beta Series Gamma Series Delta Series Epsilon Series Zeta Series Nova Series Paper Specs
September 7th, 2017

Delta Series

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

June 11th, 2017

Wat Po Temple, Bangkok

Artist: Patrick Ng, Singapore Artist Statement: This piece was done during a Southeast Asia regional Sketchwalk held in Bangkok. The atmosphere was somber because it was still during the first 100-days mourning period of Thailand’s beloved King Bhumibol, who had then recently passed on. I was blown away by the grandness of the whole palace […]

May 22nd, 2017

In Turner’s Wake

Artist: Liliya Rodnikova, Russia Artist Statement: I like trying different styles and themes in watercolor and use my sketchbook to test the waters. This time I remembered that best way to learn something in painting is copy great artist of the past. And I made my own version of one of the works of J.M.W. […]

May 16th, 2017

My Son at Twelve

Artist: Leach Lichingheng, Singapore Artist Statement: I was sketching my son as he sat at my studio table as he was studying for his exams. I was focused on getting a looseness into my lines and adding splashes of colors. But once I was finished, the thing that struck me most was that I had […]

May 7th, 2017

Illuminated Manuscript

Artist: Leslie Fehling, United States Artist Statement: I made a decision several months ago to give up the commission side of my art business. As my calendar had filled with teaching engagements and trips to far-flung places, it became more and more difficult to find time to squeeze in the labor-intensive custom artwork. But when […]

January 15th, 2017

Wolves in Plain Sight

Artist: Vin Ganapathy, United States Artist Statement: I used a red ink induced water brush and to create a background. When it dried, I drew over it with white ink, Japanese Brush pens and gouache to create the image. The piece was my reaction to society’s willingness to accept masks and facades, complacency with what’s […]

November 24th, 2016

Tommy Kane’s Greatest Sketchbook

Tommy Kane’s sketchbooks are filled with fantastic imagery, rendered by a master draftsman. Thank you Tommy for sharing this new video tour of the art journal you call your “Greatest Sketchbook”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bb2rV6tsT_k MEDIA: Ink, watercolor and collage SURFACE: Delta Series – Extra Heavyweight – 270 gsm – Ivory- Cold Press Finish

[…]

November 2nd, 2016

Rorschach Inkblots and Portraiture

Artist: Alicia Harvey, United States Artist Statement: The process used in this piece was developed in August, 2016 as a 30-day art challenge on Instagram. For this art challenge, I wanted to loosen up my portrait work, to develop more imaginary and abstract pieces. One of the techniques developed during this challenge was what I […]

September 6th, 2016

Nature Journaling

Artist: Jan Blencowe, United States Artist Statement: Nature is by far my favorite sketching subject. As a result, about ninety percent of my sketchbook entries are nature studies. Although a great deal of my nature journal studies are done right on my own property (because I believe that your relationship with nature should start right […]

September 14th, 2015

Back Alley at Jalan Bahagia

Artist: Vincent Pang – CitiSketcha, Singapore Artist Statement: I grew up in this housing estate that was built in the 60’s under the local government’s housing administration, HDB. Being built then meant that there was a mix of 10-storey apartment buildings as well as 2-storey terrace houses which still stands today. The view of this […]

August 23rd, 2015

At Salty’s Supply Co. – Trinidad, CA

Artist: Brenda Swenson, United States Artist Statement: It’s been a busy summer with a family reunion at the Lake of the Ozarks, road trip to Northern California, taught three workshops, day trip to San Diego… Throughout the weeks and months my Stillman & Birn sketchbook was by my side. I have many books filled with […]

January 19th, 2015

Carson Cottage

CARSON COTTAGE Architectural illustrator Andrew Banks created this pen and ink study of a small, historic building situated in Chicago’s Lincoln Park. “This is a building I have had my eye on for quite a while but only until recently got around to sketching. Carson Cottage, a Victorian era building, built in 1888 sits in […]

October 7th, 2014

Vibrant Greens Along the River Fowey

British artist Hannah Ivory Baker uses a unique abstract style in her sketchbooks which she creates with gouache and a bold impasto technique. The result is more of a finished work then a sketchbook study. Zoom in to see how loaded the page is with pigment.

“I am an artist living in Crouch End, North […]

August 18th, 2014

Mum’s Vase

British artist Jean Stevens created this watercolor study of a beautiful china vase that has holds not only flowers, but precious memories. “Here’s a painting of a rather special vase which belonged to my Mum and now has a special place in my studio. It’s a beautiful vase (in fact it has a little handle […]

July 21st, 2014

Lotus Blossom

Singapore artist Vincent Pang recently reported on his blog about a visit to Kampong Java Park, adjacent to one of Singapore’s major hospitals.” I was delivered into this world at now KK Women and Children’s Hospital. I still like to come back to the lotus pond here for a bit of quiet time and meditation. […]

May 29th, 2014

On Boomerang Beach

Illustrator Barbara Tapp created this pen & ink drawing on our cold press Delta Series. We were frankly surprised that Delta’s comparatively toothy surface didn’t seem to be a problem for any of the detailed line work. This is Barbara’s story of the drawing:

“I work as an architectural sketch artist drawing houses for the […]

February 11th, 2014

Sungei Buloh, Singapore

Vincent Immanuel Pang, who posts under the name “The Citi Sketcha” is an educator and artist living in Singapore. Vincent recently sent us this watercolor drawing along with this write up: “Sungei Buloh is a protected wetland nature reserve on the North-eastern part of the island of Singapore. I sometimes come here for moments of […]

February 7th, 2014

It’s a Dog’s Point of View

Architectural illustrator Barbara Tapp recently sent us this drawing and write up of her technique. “This sketch of Nikki and Max taking a morning walk in Central Park is all about the communication between dog and owner. I knew that this had to be illustrated in color because of the incredible shadows. I had been […]

January 28th, 2014

Engine No. 6

We missed this December posting by Brenda Swenson of the historic No. 6 Locomotive from the Travel Town Museum. Travel Town is a transport museum at Los Angeles’ Griffith Park. The museum focuses on railroad history in the U.S. from 1880 to the 1930s.

MEDIA: Watercolor and ink SURFACE: Beta Series – 180 lb – […]

August 18th, 2013

Nashville, TN Demo

Mixed media artist Jean Parker will host a free demo and workshop to illustrate the variety of Stillman & Birn art journals. Jean will explain the differences between each of the six series and demonstrate the wide range of media and techniques artists can use. Participants will have the chance to try out the journals […]