A Whole New World

I recently purchased two synthetic “Dagger” watercolor brushes from Dick Blick.

I learned about these brushes from my blogging friend and talented artist, Patty Anne. Please check out her beautiful watercolors on her blog:  Patty Anne Art


I had never heard of this brush and loved the results that Patty Anne got with her roses.

I started by just experimenting with the 3/8 brush by “testing the waters” so to speak…

I found it extremely relaxing not painting anything specific and just experiment with the brush and color.  I created this on 300 lb watercolor paper:


Afterwards, I outlined the shapes in a black Micron pen and added a few houses.  It looks like a whole new world to me!

This last weekend, I created this abstract in my small watercolor sketchbook:


It was super fun to add details with a black Micron pen and gel pens in different colors. What do you see?

I encourage you to experiment with different materials in your art!  You may discover a whole new world to explore!!

Cheers! 🙂

10 responses to “A Whole New World

  1. I love what you created. It is so relaxing to just splash isn’t it?

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  2. I love your results, Jill!! Beautiful 😊💙💚💜💗
    That brush is so much fun, I’m glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for your kind words and inspiration, my friend. 💕🌸🌼

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  3. These are both fabulous Jill! I would love to know a little more about the brush, how does it differ from a watercolor brush?

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    • Thank you, Jenna 😃 The shape of the brush gives a variety of lines, from very thin to thick and lovely flower petals and leaves that Patty Anne has done in her watercolors. It takes a little getting used to but is very fun! 🎨💕 I hope this answers your question. 😊

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  4. Ayayay! I LOVE THIS! I see sailing boats and waves and shark fins and a blobby monster rising from the deep!

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  5. It is so beautiful to just let your imagination go, and your creativity flow! Amazing, Jill!

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