Sleepy Kitty

I finished up this one this morning.  I may be a little slow on things for a while right now because of all the Jewish holidays, but I’ll get out what I can.  I wanted to do another mixed coffee and tea painting.  I think I need a heavier weight paper.  Hopefully once I figure out which paper I like from the samples Blick sent me, I can get some 300 lbs paper.  Maybe that will work better for my initial washes.  The 140 seems to work fine for watercolor, but not so much for doing washes in coffee and tea.

This one is now available here, and the full length video is available on my Patreon page.

8x10 coffee and tea on 140lbs watercolor paper.
8×10 coffee and tea on 140lbs watercolor paper.

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Rosh Hashana

Well, I’m still figuring out the inktense.  I’m not sure I like my current paper for the inktense.  Luckily I have some papers to test out from Blick.  I thew in some gold and silver leafing just for fun.  I’ll be busy with Rosh Hashana for a while.  Those of you celebrating Rosh Hashana, Chag Sameach!  This painting is now available here.

8x10 inktense on 140lbs watercolor paper with gold and silver leafing.
8×10 inktense on 140lbs watercolor paper with gold and silver leafing.

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This one was really frustrating for me.  The raspberry tea that always turned a nice shad of purple for me decided to just go darker and darker shades of blue.  Same paper.  Same brand of tea.  Same mixture, but blue instead of purple.  I grabbed some wine in hopes of saving it.  It turned out ok enough.  It wasn’t what I was going for, but we can just say that she’s frozen under ice and maybe that’ll work.  I’ll have to do a wine painting and see how that turns out.

This one is now available on my storenvy page.

9x12 coffee, tea, and wine painting on 140lbs watercolor paper.  This one was kind of an accidental experiment.  Gotta love those!
9×12 coffee, tea, and wine painting on 140lbs watercolor paper. This one was kind of an accidental experiment. Gotta love those!

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I was tired of tying each tea one at a time to see which ones worked, so I just mixed them all up and painted with them all at once.  Pretty much all the berry teas are fairy equal in color.  It’s just different variations of a gray purple.  Raspberry gives me the best purple and I liked the other brand I was using better than the one I tried for this piece.  This brand didn’t get as violet as the other one.  The lemon ginger tea gave me a yellow green color, and the peach tea gave me an yellow orange color.  My painting smelled very fruity before I varnished it.  The full slowed down version of this video is now available on my patreon page.

This piece is now available on my storenvy page.

This was an experiment with multiple teas.  I used lemon ginger, peach, and raspberry.  shalevbasya.storenvy.com
This was an experiment with multiple teas. I used lemon ginger, peach, and raspberry. shalevbasya.storenvy.com

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