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Painting Poetry

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Painting Poetry Supply List

Supplies:
  • Arches 140 lb. hot press paper, 4 sheets (PS47)
  • Arches Text Wove paper: 2 sheets 20 x 25 -or- 1 sheet 25 x 40 (PS01-FS)
  • Black Canson or Strathmore paper, 2 sheets
  • Strathmore 300 series drawing paper, 50 sheet pad of 11 x 14
  • Flat brushes, 1″ and 2″ wide (BR53)
  • Bamboo brush, #10 or #12
  • Pointed brushes, variety of sizes (BR26, BR28)
  • 2" natural bristle brushes (house painting) or foam brushes
  • Mixing brushes: cheap, synthetic (white nylon), #4 or 5 round (Loew Cornell #795 round) (BR43)
  • Favorite pens, variety of sizes
  • Moon Palace sumi ink (I70)
  • Walnut ink (S449)
  • Watercolors, M. Graham & Co. or Winsor & Newton, 1 or 2 tubes each: red, violet, blue, green, yellow, orange (Our selection of Gouache & Watercolors are HERE)
  • Breakable utility knife plus cardboard to cut on (S809)
  • Scissors (S835)
  • Palettes (at least 2 with 10 wells) (S744)
  • 2 yogurt style containers for ink
  • 2 or more flat-bottomed plastic containers for mixing washes
  • Water containers (S784)
  • Notebook and pen for notes
  • Glue stick (S391)
  • Artist tape or masking tape (S411, S931)

Optional: color pencils, pan pastels, NuPastels, 3-4 of your favorite poems, folded pen (N155, N30, N148), or unusual writing tools you have.

Books Recommended by Sherrie Lovler:
  • Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World. (B4185)
  • Calligraphy: A Book of Contemporary Inspiration/Lach(B3244)
  • Codici 1 Vol. 1/Ingmire (B2614)
  • On Softer Ground: Paintings, Poems, and Calligraphy/Lovler (B4105)
  • Experiments with Letterform and Calligraphy/Gurter


PS47. Arches WC HP 140LB 22x30
Arches Watercolor
Hot Press 140lb. 300gsm. 22"x30".

Superior quality, 100% rag, for pen and all techniques with opaque and transparent watercolor. Long used by calligraphers. HP (Hot press) finish is a very smooth sheet that will give a sharp smooth edge to your letters. Cold press watercolor paper can be used for calligraphy, but the letters won't be as crisp. You will see the cold press texture in your lettering. This has always been one of our most popular sheets.

Grain runs parallel to the underlined dimension.

This paper ships separately from books/supplies and requires an extra shipping fee which is NOT included in the price of this product. Add item 'PS00' to your cart after adding large sheets of paper. (click to read details)




Your Price $15.98

PS01-FS. FULL SHEET Arches Text Wove 40 x 25.5 in
PS01-FS. Arches Text Wove Full Sheets.
100% rag, pH neutral. 40"x25.5". 120gsm. White. Smooth (wove) finish. 4 deckles.

Takes ink well. A great, slightly soft paper to write on. One of our most popular papers. Great for paste paper. Mouldmade in France.

Grain runs parallel to the underlined dimension.


This paper ships separately from books/supplies and requires an extra shipping fee which is NOT included in the price of this product. Add item 'PS00' to your cart after adding large sheets of paper. (click to read details)




Your Price $8.87

BR53. Nylon Flat Brush
Flat Wide Brush with Nylon Bristles

Limited Stock

This brush is made for applying gesso, but works great for other paints and ink.

Choose size:
1" wide
2" wide
3" wide




Options:
Your Price $6.00

BR26. W&N Sceptre Gold 101 Brush
W&N Sceptre Gold 101 Brush, Round, Short Handle

For fine detail, lines & washes. A traditional and popular head shape for all-purpose watercolor work. Can be used for broad strokes yet it will also form a sharp point. They possess excellent color holding capacity, sensitivity, spring and durability. Recommended by Michael Sull.

High quality brushes made from a mix of sable and synthetic fibres. They are ideal for watercolor and suitable for use with acrylic. For watercolor media, while today's synthetic brushes perform excellently, pure sable still has the edge. With a blend you can get performance that is close to sable at a price that is close to synthetic. The blend of hair in Sceptre Gold II also gives you added benefits. Sable hair has excellent spring while the high-quality synthetic filaments ensure that the brushes are soft enough to work the color but also have a strong snap so they return back to their original shape with ease. The high proportion of sable in Sceptre Gold II gives the brushes considerably more ability to make larger washes in one stroke than normal synthetic brushes, and the hairs are tapered to a fine point, giving the brush control for detailed work.

Winsor and Newton Sceptre Gold 101 Brush Round Short Handle




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Your Price $8.19

BR28. W&N Series #7 Watercolor Brush
Series 7 fulfills the essential qualities that define the finest watercolor brush for artists: Point: The brush comes to a crisp point which is maintained during use. Snap & Spring: The brush snaps crisply back into shape with the right degree of spring to allow the artist superior control between the brush and painting surface. Flow Control: The color flows evenly and consistently from the point, with enough color carrying capacity in the belly of the brush to allow flowing gestural strokes. For artists who appreciate exquisite quality and longevity, there is no other brush than the Series 7. Today, just as in 1866, the Series 7 is made for those who understand that the quality of the brush will be reflected in the quality of their work.

#000.
#00.
#0.
#1.
#2.
#3.
#4.
#5.
#6.
#7.
#8.
#9.
#10.




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Your Price $18.99

BR43. White Bristle Brushes (pack of 3)
BR43. White Bristle Brushes (pack of 3)

Great for mixing gouache or loading ink.

Choose Flat (sizes 2,4,6) or Round (sizes 1,3,5).



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I70. Moon Palace Sumi Ink
Moon Palace Sumi
The Ink is now in a bottle with a Gold Label

While the packaging is a bit different, this is the highly sought after and highly recommended Japanese Sumi Ink. For both broad edge and pointed pen work. Dries waterproof. A great calligraphy ink.

"I like Moon Palace better, but both Moon Palace and Best Bottle are beautiful inks. The Moon Palace has a slight sheen to it, which I like. Michael suggested this ink to me so please tell him I said, "thank you". I just finished a job of 200 invitations with Moon Palace and the ink is beautiful. I did not dilute the ink.
A client just brought me invitations (slick paper) to address. This bride knew going into this that I probably couldn't do pointed pen. However, for fun, I tried the Sumi inks and to my surprise they worked pretty darn good. I usually have to use a sharpie on slick envelopes, yikes!!!"

--Clair F., Jan 2011.

Four sizes available:

2.0 oz (widemouthed jar)
6.0 oz (180ml)

15 & 60 oz are temporarily unavailable: arriving Dec 2019




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S449. Walnut Ink Crystals
Dissolve 1 teaspoon crystals in 1/2 cup distilled water, wait for 25-35 minutes, and then you will have a warm, rich walnut ink. The ink is lightfast, flows well and is highly recommended by many master scribes. Makes a wonderful brown or sepia ink for calligraphy, drawing, washes or antiquing paper. Non-waterproof Made from walnut hulls.

Choose Size:
1oz
2oz
4oz
8oz
16oz

The best price for walnut ink crystals is 4oz and larger.



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S835. Detail Scissors
Detail Scissors.

For intricate paper cutting of lighter weight papers. Super fine detail scissors made from surgical stainless steel. 4" long. Blade length 1.25".



Your Price

S784. Water Container - 3 Piece
S784. Three Piece Detachable Plastic Brush Washer

Three plastic water containers that detach and fit into one. Use this handy item for rinsing pens and brushes. Great for workshops.




Your Price $5.55

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