How I save paints

Professional paints with a high pigmentation are very expensive. There are many paints in tubes and it is always annoying when residues remain in the tube. I would like to introduce you my tool, which I use to can get every bit of paint out of my tubes. This is my beloved tube squeezer. It has two rollers like gears. You put a tube with its end between the rollers and squeeze the tool together. Then you start to turn. This will push every last residue of paint forward. But attention. Do not roll too much forward, because otherwise it» Read more

Tutorial: Deers in the winter

I have I thought it is once again time for a small photo tutorial for a painting what I have named “deers in winter”. If you want to own the original painting click here. At first I have searched for a nice reference photo for the deers on Pixabay. This I needed to create easily the outlines. The paper I used is 300 gsm watercolor paper from Hahnenmühle. It’s the rough version. I really love the texture. I primed the paper with two layers of white gesso from Schmincke. You don’t have to do that, but in my case there» Read more