Spring Flowers from My Garden

11x17" across a two page spread of a Stillman & Birn Epsilon Hardbound book
Watercolor and Pitt Big Brush Pens

Sometimes it's easier to tackle a single rectangle than to take on an entire two page spread, so I really enjoy setting up grids for various series of things I want to paint when I'm short on time. You can click the image above for a larger view of the sketch.

Here's my setup below, as I finished up the final section. I have a piece of Coroplast (corrugated plastic that is nearly weightless) to which I velcro my palette and clip on my palette cups. It extends under part of the book, which weights it down so it won't fall over. That leaves me hands free.


  1. Anonymous1:59 PM

    What kind of palette is that for your watercolors? I'm looking to upgrade mine.

  2. Mark, you are the third person to ask me this question in the past 24 hours, so I am going to do a blog post on this soon. I used the outer case of this palette, but stripped and reconfigured the interior:

  3. Anonymous11:24 AM

    Excellent! I look forward to the post.

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