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Greenleaf & Blueberry®  Handmade Materials & Supplies for the Traveling Artist • Artisanal Watercolors Made By Hand in the Colorado Rocky Mountains © G & B 2011-2018

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Things have been on the quiet side here lately. I came down with a stubborn cold as I headed out of town for a delayed holiday visit with family on the other side of the mountains. If you've been wondering where I've been, the answer is under a pile of blankets.
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Home again, my energy is returning and I'm at last back in the studio. Pictured here are my travel supplies for painting on the road. One of my favorite things is to pack along a few butterflies to paint - above is the Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly nearing completion. I find it relaxing to paint familiar images, take new stylistic liberties, and try to make subtle improvements as my brush travels over well known pathways. (Available for download in the Digital Shop.)
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Also planning on a Shop Update tonight. We'll have a collection of our most requested Travel Palettes, including the Calligraphy Set, Traveler's Set, Metallic Trio, Sketchbook Set, Explorer's Set, Open Sky Set, Adventure Set, Landscape Set, and even one Epic Palette and one Complete Set. Tonight at 7pm Mountain Time in our Paint Shop. Preview starting at 6pm. (Link in bio.)
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There will also be one Limited Edition Tiger Swallowtail Set in Half-Pans (including Half-Pan of Azurite).
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While I love working with both minimal and limited palettes, I admit, when given the chance, I almost always opt to carry all the colors 🌈.
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From a recent plein air session while it snowed.
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Shop Update this Sunday at 7pm Mountain Time. Preview at 6. Link in bio for details.
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If you haven't checked your email inbox, now is the time ✨...

The Unicorn Brush. Hand-carved by yours truly. I have one near completion - if it gets finished in time for this weekend, it will be available for the Shop Update - time & date details will be released in our monthly newsletter, out on Friday. (Link in bio to subscribe).
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The Unicorn Brush I'm finishing up is a Da Vinci Cosmotop Spin size 5. (The one in the picture is a size 1) The bristles are synthetic and have an excellent snap - some of my favorites to paint with.
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There are more brushes in various stages of completion - will keep you posted ✨.
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A new batch of our Limited Edition Metallic colors are nearly finished curing. Planning to have them available for this weekend's Shop Update, which will also include Individual Half-Pans and Full Pans.
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Details will be released exclusively through our monthly newsletter, going out later this week. You can subscribe through the link in our bio.
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These colors are also compatible with calligraphy and dip pens for delicate linework in your paintings or ornate lettering projects.
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Handmade dip pen from @twohandspaperie . Handmade in Boulder, CO from turned wood and salvaged skateboard.
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Some Notes: We have a Shop Update scheduled for tonight at 7pm Mountain Time, Preview starting at 6 (visit link in bio for more info).
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Our February Newsletter containing the details of our next Individual Pan Shop Update will go out next week (you can subscribe through link in bio).
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Our colors are now available both individually and in Travel Palettes at Two Hands Paperie ( @twohandspaperie ) in Boulder, CO. We enjoyed a beautiful evening at this gorgeous shop for the launch event on Friday - I had a wonderful time getting to meet so many of you - it was so nice to match usernames to faces and spend time chatting about all things creative.
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A HUGE thank you to @twohandspaperie for putting on the event - I cannot imagine a more kind, enthusiastic, or knowledgable staff, also to @thepostmansknock who helped bring this all together and generously shared her knowledge of blending the mediums of watercolor and calligraphy, and of course to each of you that came out (including those of you that were on the event wait list!) - the energy in the room was deeply inspiring. 💗
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Swipe to see some pics from the evening ➡️
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📷: Watercolor cairn photo taken by Matt during his Autumn trip in Nepal.
📷: Event photos from @tommmywayne .
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So excited for the event with @thepostmansknock at the inspiring @twohandspaperie tomorrow evening.
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Looking forward to getting geeky about all things Watercolor and Calligraphy with a bunch of you!
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Starting tomorrow afternoon, our colors will be available for purchase at @twohandspaperie on Pearl St. in Boulder, CO. (It's like a candy shop for artists and writers - I can't visit the Front Range without a stop in) 💗
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Sunday morning in the studio. Sunshine pouring through the windows and snow on the ground outside.
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Gettin' ready for the Shop Update this morning - less than an hour to go.
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As promised, a new palette. The one I keep going back to, a collection of colors that came together out in the canyons with the mountains in the distance. The Open Sky Set. Available in the Paint Shop at 11. Link in bio. Preview is LIVE.
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Wishing everyone a happy Sunday ☀️
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The Sketchbook Set. Available again tomorrow morning. Shop Update scheduled for 11am Mountain Time. Link in bio for more details.
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This set was designed for the sketchbookers. Colors were matched to traditional drawing supplies such as pencil, ink, and charcoal. Also included are some colors with particularly large particle sizes for extra texture and depth as well as colors with particularly small particle sizes for extra smoothness and detail - so that both fine lines and textured areas, so characteristic of those tangled lines and shaded swaths that sprawl across the pages, could be achieved.
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Colors included in this palette are as follows:
Mayan Red
Yellow Ochre
Celadonite
Vivianite
Mayan Blue # 3
Côte d'Azure Violet
Violet Hematite
Mayan Violet
Cassel Earth
Graphite
Magnetite
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Also revealing our newest palette tomorrow morning ✨
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A plein air palette that I can't quite forget. It's a fascinating process to find a perch outdoors and one-by-one match the colors in your paint box to the landscape in front of you, and in that way compose a palette of place.
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I usually make a record, as you see here, recording the date, location, and colors. After I've finished painting, I'll reintegrate the colors I selected back with the others.
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In this case, I'm considering offering this as a Limited Edition palette, because I keep coming back to this little collection. Perhaps I'll put a few together for you for the Shop Update this Sunday (11am Mountain Time).
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A few of my very favorites, collected into one small palm-sized palette.
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Pipestone
Malachite
Vivianite
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Pure, natural, genuine single-pigment colors. By by hand the traditional way.
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Full Pans are roughly equivalent to a tube of paint. While I enjoy a great variety of color in my palette, it is such a treat to carry Full Pans of my favorites.
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This palette, along with many others will be available during tonight's Shop Update at 7pm Mountain Time. Link in bio for details.
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Shop Update tomorrow evening ✨, 7pm Mountain Time, Preview starts at 6. Link in bio for more details.
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We'll have a range of different Travel Palettes - both old favorites and new collections, as well as an assortment of our smaller palettes, such as the Wild Bird's Egg Palette, The Sketch Set, Mineral Trio, and Primary Palettes.
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I'm working away on a cart hold feature for you - will keep you updated on developments! In the mean time, our Shop is first-come, first-served. As an artist/chemist handmade operation, we work slowly and carefully, and our inventory is limited. We appreciate your patience, positivity, and patronage more than words can accurately express.
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Hope everyone is enjoying a beautiful start to the weekend 💗.
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