antonea808 Practice. I'm gonna turn in now and leave you with this note.
Used: Pearl Ex in Aztec Gold mixture with a vintage (my precious) nib. #copperplate #calligraphy #practice #gold #goldcopperplate #learning #unbreakable #vintage #vintagenib
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antonea808 Got some new pink gold pearl ex in the mail so I mixed up a batch to use. Got it working pretty quickly only to mess up my nib's love ad at the very end! (Beautiful vintage nib seeking holder). Rawr at least I entertain myself with practice. #copperplate #calligraphy #learning #practice #noslant #iknow #newtoobliques #oblique 1w

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antonea808 Saw this photo of Seattle @ljl83_ posted and I kept it in a folder to paint. I like it all except the water. Im struggling to paint convincing water. But I'll keep trying! I love simple and interesting photos. #Seattle #watercolor #painting #winsornewton #limitedpalette #art #artatx palette: turquoise, ultramarine, burnt sienna, raw sienna 2w

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antonea808 4.4.15 I'm not a fan of still life but I was burning myself out on landscapes, skies and galaxies. So I went through my feed and decided to paint the very first photo I posted on IG 193 weeks ago. Yup, rose wine in a martini glass. #collegelife #dontcare #stillpretty #watercolor #stilllife #practice #wine #window I also managed to limit my palette to only 3 colors that I don't use often: (all W&N cotman) Prussian blue, permanent rose, and gamboge. #winsornewton #palette #limitedpalette #painting 2w

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antonea808 Looks like I'll be taking this little guy to the rescue in the morning. Almost eaten by a cat but I heard the squeak and ran outside. Banged up but I think he'll make it. 2w

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antonea808 Waiting for paint to dry. Eating spicy guacamole with chicharrones. I live dangerously, I tell you. #drphmartins #painting #watercolor #artjournal #guacamole #avocado #lowcarb #keto #atkins #nom #saturday #spicy 2w

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antonea808 One of those "what the hell am I doing?!" Days. So I stopped by Walmart on my way home. Note to self: Walmart produce sucks! All of the green and red leaf lettuce looked awful. Even most of the lemons were soft. Useless. Frozen veg for a few days. #lowcarb 3w
  •   mlp89 Yes! Their produce is sooooo bad! 3w

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antonea808 Dip it in chocolate, it'll be fine. hoping to attend a local calligraphy guild on Thursday and see what it's all about. Oh and I got my paperinkarts order! Loving it all except only 1 of 3 Hiro 41 works... #calligraphy #copperplate #chocolate #nom #pretty #rhodia #hunt101 #nib 1mon

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antonea808 I need my @paperandinkarts order, ASAP! I've had two ink spills in two days! Luckily the moon palace sumi ink bottle is big but that stuff is hard to clean up. Dinky dips to the rescue! 2mon

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antonea808 Cancer 2.23.15 - this was a lot of fun but I admit it looked like it would be a disaster at several points. I almost gave up on it and I got some looks from people when it was just ugly splotches. My first galaxy painting and I'll definitely try more. Arches 140lb cold pressed paper (5.9 x 11.8) using Dr Ph Martins Hydrus Watercolors and Lukas gouache in Opaque White. #Lukas #drphmartins #watercolour #watercolor #hydrus #galaxy #cancer #astronomy #constellation #stars #art #atxart #austin #arches 2mon

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antonea808 Some goodies I got today. Not pictured is another book and some arches watercolor full sheets. I went to Jerry's Artarama for their paint sale and discovered that they are no longer carrying (in the Austin store, at least) the Winsor & Newton Cotman line. Such a shame because they really are a affordable option that have good results! Some of the colors use better pigments than other professional lines. Also that hake brush STINKS when went. Blech #watercolor #watercolour #winsornewton #watercolorpalette #jerrysartarama #artsupplies #austinisweird #art #amazon #books #cotman #palette 2mon

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antonea808 2.15.15 2mon

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antonea808 2.5.15 - this was a b*tch to paint. I laid down a lot of water plus it was so wet and cold yesterday that the layers were taking ages to dry. But I'm pretty happy with the result. Arches 140lb paper (cut to 5x7) and Winsor Newton cotman watercolors. #watercolor #watercolour #winsornewton #wannabe #art #atxart #austin #beginner #jerrysartarama #nature #arches #cotman 2mon
  •   ljl83_ Beautiful!! I'm loving see your art, keep it coming. 2mon
  •   fishee I love your paintings! I keep thinking "I want one to hang up!" So pretty, great job! 2mon
  •   antonea808 @lillardl thank you. I'm having fun learning along the way. @fishee hmmm well I do still owe u mail! Still in SF? 2mon
  •   fishee Yes you do! I'm in SF until tomorrow! I'm moving to Orlando for 6 months to a year to work at Disney! 2mon
  •   antonea808 @fishee very cool! Is it the university program or something? I've known a few who did that. I hope u have a blast! Post pics and send me your address! 2mon

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antonea808 Trying the parallel and some different nibs out. All with varying degrees of success. #calligraphy #practicemakesperfect #farfromperfect #pilotparallel #lettering #italic 3mon

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antonea808 Yay! I love Amazon. I ordered these 4 pens and when it arrived on Friday, only 1 was in the box. Naturally, Amazon made it right. I love that they don't hassle the customer. #amazon #calligraphy #pilot #pilotparallel #pens 3mon

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antonea808 I had the most wonderful adventure today. I drove to Hamilton Pool Reserve just a ways outside of Austin. Decent trails along the river with a loop around the naturally formed pool. But I just can't believe they charge $15 to go in. So much for a free adventure. #austin #trail #hiking #nature #adventure #atx #explore 3mon

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antonea808 I'm here for the burgers. #food #NOM #innout 3mon

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