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April's art tip newsletter...


I forgot to post this here...and the art tip itself is on my website, as always, http://cathyjohnson.info.

ANOTHER
NEW VIDEO on YOUTUBE

In answer to questions that came up in the class, I made a video on Watercolor Brushes and Waterbrushes that you may enjoy.  It's on my YouTube channel, here: http://youtu.be/2uDM19TCPdI
 
There's lots more on my YouTube Channel, though--check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/user/KateJosTube.  You'll find videos old and new--and the Strathmore videos will be there after August 1, too. 
 
I'm still learning a lot about video editing and exploring...it's fun, if a bit challenging at times!  Lots more planned for the future.
 
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SPEAKING OF WATERCOLOR BRUSHES
 
 
I did a post on relative sizing of round brushes on our group blog, Artist's Journal Workshop...you can find it here: http://artistsjournalworkshop.blogspot.com/2012/04/its-all-relativebrush-sizes-that-is.html
 
Notice in the image above, the 12 is just a bit smaller thank the 8 in a different brand...LOTS of revelations in this post!
 
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READY FOR SOME INSPIRATION??
Alvaro Castagnet's watercolor demos on YouTube are marvelous!  This is the one I found first...it's fun and intimate.  You feel as if you're right there watching.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgVpJ6lLV0U
 
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INSPIRATION ON ETSY, TOO!
 
Did you know that Etsy offers instructions in their How-to Tuesday series?  Our friend and fellow Urban Sketcher Veronica Lawlor did one recently--it's still up for your enjoyment!  
 
--and now I'm itching to try a monoprint!
 
Our friend Marc Taro Holmes offers gorgeous prints on Etsy...his watercolors are stunning.  I'm the delighted owner of one of his prints, myself! Check out his fresh, juicy watercolor technique here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/citizensketcher
 
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AND SPEAKING OF ETSY...
 
 
My newish shop got off to a great start, and then I got all busy with the Strathmore class and all the preparations!  
 
So now I'm back working on it, offering original art, prints, demos, sculpture and handmade jewelry. I hope you'll visit me there!  Drop by Cathy Johnson Art & More, any time--I'll be adding more goodies soon.  And add me to your circles, if you like!
 
 
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URBAN SKETCHING MIDWEST!
Our new group blog is off to a flying start.  If you enjoy the incredible beauty and variety of this part of the country, check out the blog (and if you know someone whose work would fit, please let me know!)
 
--the blog is invitation only, but we're always looking for new members.
 
If you're an urban sketcher and you live in the Midwest, join us on Flickr, here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/urban-sketchers-midwest/ or on our Facebook page, here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/291703234226829/
 
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NEWS FROM the ARTIST'S JOURNAL WORKSHOP BLOG
 
Our group journaling blog is active and vital, and full of great ideas from our co-authors!  If there's something you'd like to see discussed, please let us know--and don't miss the poll in the sidebar at right!  That's a great way to let us know what you want to see
New interviews, new product reviews, new classes, all right here:
 
--please join us! Bookmark the site, "follow" the blog, share it with friends, but do be sure to visit to see what the buzz is about!  
 
We also have a very active Facebook group  and a Flick group you may want to join, if you're a journal keeper--you'll find it here:  http://www.flickr.com/groups/artists-journal-workshop/ another addition to our group Artist's Journal Workshop blog
 
I'm astounded at the wonderful work and generous souls we see there...I learn something myself, often!
 
Please feel free to join us, share your art, ask questions, make comments...
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i just watched the brush video! learned a thing or 2 .. even though i've been painting for 20 years i am completely self taught.. there is always more to learn! thank you!
Glad you liked, Mei! I'm self taught too and I agree...I'm still learning and experimenting.