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This will be a chatty and hopefully helpful, collection of whatever is on my mind.  Things like deck reviews and experiences with my pro endeavors of Tarot-related nature, and who knows what else?  I'll rewrite this when I've established the blog more.

 

 

 

 

 

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More Gansai Info

More gansai links for anyone interested and also for myself to keep track of.      https://www.jcccw.org/nikkei-news/2022/7/27/gansai-an-exploration-into-japanese-watercolors   https://www.colourwithclaire.com/latest/gansai-tambi-paints-by-kuretakejapanese-watercolors   https://buddlycrafts.com/shop/category-2147/kuretake-gansai-tambi-watercolour-paints/    

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More gansai links

I've found two more links for gansai information and one on etegami to share for anyone interested.   https://www.sadiesavestheday.com/blog/2016/10/3/what-is-gansai-watercolor-101   https://artistcoveries.wordpress.com/2020/08/21/what-is-gansai/   https://beyond-calligraphy.com/2017/01/10/introduction-art-etegami/   Although gansai can be used on many papers, washi paper is traditionally used.   Mulberry paper links:   https://japanobje

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More Info on Gansai

I found some interesting information last night on a Belgian art supply site so I thought I'd share it.  I've posted some of the info earlier because I learned it from various places but I still think this is interesting and it does have some new information, too.  This is a Belgian art supply store.   https://www.nomadostore.com/blogs/red-turtle-chronicles/introduction-to-japanese-watercolours-gansai   Here's the link on Etagami:   https://www.nomadostore.com/blogs

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Sharing What I've Learned About Gansai (so far)

There's a real learning curve with this kind of paint.  Some say it can be used like watercolor and it can, sort of,  but it's quite different, so unless you practice with it awhile, you won't get the same results you get with western watercolors and although it can be made to stand in for the western style, it only will if you learn how to compensate for the difference.  It's a whole 'nuther kind of thing, really.  It can be used like watercolor if applied in a more dilute form, but not totally

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Hey---it keeps me off the street.

Those who have known me for a long time know I've been learning to watercolor.  It's taken me a long time but I've finally gotten pretty good at it.  Now, though, I've discovered gansai, which is Japanese watercolor and I'm entranced.  I just ordered my first set and I'm so excited to get my paints.  They're supposed to be here Monday.  I've been painting Christmas cards for all my neighbors with western watercolors but the gansai paints are a different type of watercolor that more can be done w

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Grizabella in Creativity

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