Kat Furrow

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Watercolor, Doodles, and Scanning

Watercolor, Doodles, and Scanning

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I love to doodle! It is a great art journal tool for me, a practice of mindfulness, and just simply fun. When I chose to mix a little doodle with some watercolor it takes my doodles to a completely different place! The addition of color can elevate the initial simple drawing or combinations of lines to a place I have come to value.

Sometimes, though, choosing to add color, whether from watercolor or any other art supply can be a bit scary. Therefore, I have the practice of scanning drawings or taking pictures of them and then tracing them to another page, paper, or substrate.

I have found this to be a wonderful process. I it allows me to save my drawings, to reuse them with multiple projects, and of course to share them with you. Please feel free to download the simple cosmos doodle to transfer for use in my recent Easy Step-by-step Watercolor Simple Cosmos Doodle Tutorial: https://youtu.be/QFwPoJeA2vw.

Don’t know how to transfer an image? See a quick video on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/kat_furrow/channel/

Currently, my live Facebook live details list a set of brushes selected with performance and price in mind but are not a part of my list of favorite watercolor brushes. 😊

Currently, I offer free Facebook live events. See the event page for details of the Cosmos Doodle and past Facebook live events.

Until then, remember, “art everyday…it’s a mindset.”

Love & Hugs,

Kat

List of brushes with links. I do receive monetary compensation from Amazon.

Favorite Watercolor brushes

Kolinsky Travel Watercolor Brushes, Fuumuui Elegant Kolinsky Sable Watercolor Brushes with Pocket Size Leather Pouch Perfect for Watercolor Gouache Ink Painting
https://amzn.to/3sTLiOH

Princeton Artist Brush, Neptune Series 4750, Synthetic Squirrel Watercolor Paint Brush, Dagger Striper, Size 3/8 Inch
https://amzn.to/3HisoWZ

Princeton Artist Brush, Neptune Series 4750, 4-Piece Synthetic Squirrel Watercolor Paint Brush Set, Includes Aquarelle, Oval Wash & Round Brushes
https://amzn.to/35c6abN

Silver Brush Limited 3000S2 Black Velvet Round Brush for Watercolor, Size 2, Short Handle
https://amzn.to/3sVJEvH

Silver Brush Limited 3000S8 Black Velvet Round Brush for Watercolor, Size 10, Short Handle
https://amzn.to/3I8rBci

Princeton Select Artiste, Series 3750, Paint Brush for Acrylic, Watercolor and Oil, Dagger Striper, 1/4 Inch
https://amzn.to/3h4GWi9

Dainayw Watercolor Paint Brushes, 4 Size Professional Round Squirrel Hair & Horse Hair Synthetic Blend Paint Brush Set for Art Painting, Gouache, Wash/Mop, Artist Quality Supplies
https://amzn.to/3I5oKk5

Dainayw Watercolor Paint Brushes Set Squirrel Hair Professional Artist Painting Mop for Gouache Watercolors Inks, 5 Pcs Black Golden Handle
https://amzn.to/35ePdNS

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Favorite Watercolor Brushes

Favorite Watercolor Brushes

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Although, I took on watercolor as a medium to explore in greater detail last year, I have worked with watercolor for a several years. I came to appreciate watercolor brushes for various reasons, with my travel set, my absolute favorite! Watercolor travels well, requiring little setup, tools, and art supplies. I am never in an airport without my watercolor and travel set of brushes. That said, I have several brushes I value and have listed them below. I too, take them with me, but I chose them as a compliment to my travel set, based on project(s) I have in mind for the trip. At home, I keep all of them near; however, my go to is the Neptune 4 piece set below. I value watercolor brushes, take care of them, and I am open to trying other brushes.
 
Currently, my live Facebook live details list a set of brushes selected with performance and price in mind but are not a part of my list of favorite watercolor brushes. 😊
 
Until then, remember, “art everyday…it’s a mindset.”
 
Love & Hugs,
Kat
List of brushes with links. I do receive monetary compensation from Amazon.
Favorite Watercolor brushes
Kolinsky Travel Watercolor Brushes, Fuumuui Elegant Kolinsky Sable Watercolor Brushes with Pocket Size Leather Pouch Perfect for Watercolor Gouache Ink Painting
Princeton Artist Brush, Neptune Series 4750, Synthetic Squirrel Watercolor Paint Brush, Dagger Striper, Size 3/8 Inch
Princeton Artist Brush, Neptune Series 4750, 4-Piece Synthetic Squirrel Watercolor Paint Brush Set, Includes Aquarelle, Oval Wash & Round Brushes
Silver Brush Limited 3000S2 Black Velvet Round Brush for Watercolor, Size 2, Short Handle
Silver Brush Limited 3000S8 Black Velvet Round Brush for Watercolor, Size 8, Short Handle
Princeton Select Artiste, Series 3750, Paint Brush for Acrylic, Watercolor and Oil, Dagger Striper, 1/4 Inch
Dainayw Watercolor Paint Brushes, 4 Size Professional Round Squirrel Hair & Horse Hair Synthetic Blend Paint Brush Set for Art Painting, Gouache, Wash/Mop, Artist Quality Supplies
Dainayw Watercolor Paint Brushes Set Squirrel Hair Professional Artist Painting Mop for Gouache Watercolors Inks, 5 Pcs Black Golden Handle

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Watercolor & Mindfulness

Watercolor & Mindfulness

Watercolor-and-Mindfulness

Title: Watercolor & Mindfulness 

Last year I took on watercolor as a medium to explore and I fell in love with the process! There, I found the flow of water, the delicacy of colors, and the practice of patience far more rewarding than anticipated! Initially I sought out watercolor as a medium to explore to improve my art skills, diversify, and to “master”. Rhetorical question, does anyone “master” watercolor and the flow of water? 

Of greater value, I discovered the process of watercolor, grounds me. Of course, I have gained valuable experience with the medium; however, more importantly, the practice of watercolor has resulted in a practice of meditation of sorts.  

I am known for being in a constant state of motion, both of body and mind. I struggle with simply being still. Personally, I am aware of my inner struggle with thoughts. It is in my quiet space where thoughts I avoid enter. Knowing this, I was surprised to discover the watercolor process an effective means to slow me down, disconnect, breathe, and simply recover, without the onslaught of those nasty thoughts that so often creep in. Subsequently, I’ve now shifted my intention with watercolor from an artist tool to explore, to simply a tool of mindfulness that affords me an avenue to relax, slow down, disconnect, and recharge.  

Currently, I offer free Facebook live events. See the event page for details and plan to join me in this creative yet mindful experience. 

Until then, remember, “art everyday…it’s a mindset.” 

Love & Hugs, 

Kat 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl9hh-vDmU5bWcDfH-b6feg

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/katiefurrowstudio

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kat_furrow/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/katsworldart

Easy Step-by-Step Watercolor Class

Easy Step-by-Step Watercolor Class

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Free Easy Step-by-Step Watercolor Class Guided Watercolor Paint Experience 

Monday, March 14, 2022 at 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM PDT

We are painting a simple cosmos and doodle. The simple piece is great as a stand alone for yourself or as a card, gift for someone special. Please leave comments. Message me in the event or send me a direct message (DM) or private message (PM) and I can work on answering everyone’s questions.

I will live streamed the event. There we can message chat and I can work on answering everyone’s questions. Please, ensure you type your question in the event chat so I can address the question, if we do not have time to discuss. 

Description:
Join me, Kat Furrow in this easy step-by-step guided watercolor paint class experience. You may create multiple of your own loose abstract floral works, watercolor paintings using just four colors. Each piece could later be used as a gift, a personal art piece, an art journal page, and more. I hope you plan to join me.
Find a Downloadable on my website blog.

Materials Used:
Paper –9 x 12 watercolor paper watercolor paper cold press paper. I will be using student grade paper, 98 lb and 140 lb for the class.
Tape – Duck Clean Release Blue Painter’s Tape 1-Inch (0.94-Inch x 60-Yard), 6 Rolls, 360 Total Yards, 240459
Paint – Listed below are the colors from the set that I will be using. Use whatever is close and fits in your budget.
DANIEL SMITH Watercolor, 5ml tubes, Jean Haines Master Artist Set 10 Watercolor Tubes (total 10 pieces) 285610223

I may work with the entire set, plus I’ve added Daniel Smith Phthalo Yellow Green, Daniel Smith, Iridescent Gold

Ink
Dr. Ph. Martin’s 400035-XXX Pen-White, 1.0 oz
Pen – absolute favorite pen and I buy them buy the box! 😊
Uni-ball Signo Dx 0.28 Um-151 Gel Ink Pen 10 Pcs (Black)

Paint Brush Set, Deluxe Watercolor, 5-Piece
Royal and Langnickel Majestic Short Handle Paint Brush Set, Deluxe Watercolor, 5-Piece (I will use some of my personal favorite brushes but the #5, #8, and the liner in the brushes noted will work)
Consists of: Wash 1 inch, Angular ½ inch, Round #8, Round #5, Line #1

Website: https://katfurrow.com/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl9hh-vDmU5bWcDfH-b6feg Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/katiefurrowstudio Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kat_furrow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/katsworldart

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#abstract #aspire #kat_furrow #katiefurrowstudio #possibililities
#arteveryday #katfurrow #arteverydaymindset #fun #free #artlife
#artistsofinstagram #artoftheday #artsy #artcollective #artjournal
#meditation #hope #flowers #veteran #recovery

 

Simple Wall Easel Solution

Simple Wall Easel Solution

 
I have long battled with my canvas set-up, tear-down, and simply enough space, until now! Gratefully, I was able to enlist a friend to assist me in the project. I am limited in mobility requiring me to be mindful of my body. So, my focus for the wall easel design, first, ease of use, I needed to be able to manage the adjustments of multiple canvases in varying sizes, myself with minimal difficulty. Too, it had to meet a minimal budget, create as few holes in the walls, and be an efficient use of space.
 
We were successful!
 
I now have more creative time, due to less tear down and putting up, re-work. This has improved my workflow, work performance, and overall creativity. Such a blessing. Students have since seen the new setup and are now putting them up in their own studio, homes, and creative space, as well.
Please see my video for a brief overview of my wall easel set-up solution and feel free to contact me with questions related to it, your own design, art inquiry, or just to share an art project.
 
I look forward to hearing from you. Happy “arting.”
 
Remember, “art everyday…it’s a mindset.”
 
Love & Hugs,
 
Kat
 

A time of reflection, reward, and commitment

My life experience with this time of year, December, the ending of one year and the beginning of the next, has been less than pleasant; however, that is not true of this year, 2021. Amazingly enough, last year, I made a personal commitment to myself to explore and discover joy in my life. I succeeded in discovering the wonder and complexity of joy, by establishing a process for self-honesty, end of story.
 
As a part of that process, I came to the realization that I need to change my thinking. That process was and is complicated and I do intend to share more of the process throughout 2022, but right now, I would simply like to share one simple thing. I chose to give myself, minimally, the same respect I would give a stranger. With that I chose to love myself as a human being and to treat myself with kindness and compassion.
 
For accountability, I committed to a daily affirmation, to positivity, and motivation that I would share publicly. I kept that commitment through a daily post to Instagram comprised of some original art, some art journal pages, and a doodle or two.
 
Please, find a summary my daily positive posts, affirmations and motivational words through the link provided: https://youtu.be/CZk6KXqeZio
Feel free to leave comments, like, and follow.
 
I am rewarded by the opportunity to continue to pursue what I am passionate about, living life, making art, and foremost, helping others. I look forward to sharing more art, more art journal pages, more doodles, and events all from a center of positive affirmations where fears are faced from the mindset of possibility and opportunity.
 
I am committed to sharing as much of me as I need, naturally, to continue my own healing, but I am passionately committed to coaching others through the process.
My art is a reflection of my story, layers, texture, pain and sorrow, laughter, and now joy. Originals, prints, and special orders are available through my website or contact me directly. I would love to hear from you.
 
Remember, we talk to ourselves the way we talk to a canvas. Therefore, be loving, be kind, and be compassionate to yourself. It will change your life.
 
Love & hugs,
Kat
 
 

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