Jim Pollock
Watercolors

Certainly watercolor is a demanding medium
But it is convenient when working outdoors

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Most of the watercolors in this gallery were done on location, En Plein Air as the French like to say. The holes you see at the tops of the watercolors are punched so the pages fit into a small ring binder which I carry when painting in the field. I have a backpack filled with my watercolor equipment ready to travel. In addition to the typical watercolor equipment needed, in this backpack are two plastic watercolor pallettes with the wells filled with watercolor, a plastic Holbein adjustable brush holder which holds 6 favorite brushes (Isbey 6234 No. 4 quill, Daniel Smith half inch Cats Tongue, No. 6 Liquitex Kolinsky Plus Script 593, Daniel Smith half inch flat, No. 12 Grumbacher 815 sable, No. 8 Grumbacher sable). In my pockets I carry my sketchbook brushes to which I add my Da Vinci Series 1503 No 10 travel bush and Dick Blick Davinci No 4 Kolinski SableTravel brush. I probably carry too many brushes and could get by with the two sable travel bushes in a pinch. I also have the brushes etc. mentioned in the Sketchbook section.

ART SERIAL NUMBERS: The number notation for all of my art work (including every sketch I do) is as follows. If the notation is 04.08.30.005-- the first number 04 is the year (2004), the second number 08 is the month (August), the third number is 30 (the day of the month) and the last number 005 represents the numbers of pieces done that particular day (this piece was the 5th for the day). No painting ever has the same serial number and I always know the year, month and day it was done. The numbers are all logged in a journal noting media, kind of paper and some sort of description. If loaded into a database they will be in sequential order
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Watercolor Gallery 04001 --Completed between August 20, 2004 and September 6, 2004. All paintings were done on location. Paper used was Domtar Proterra, Antique Jute (color) or Straw (color). Jute is a darker paper than Straw. Domtar Proterra is archival and acid-free (according to the paper manufacturer).

Watercolor Gallery 04002 --Completed between September 9, 2004 and September 16, 2004. All paintings were done on location. Paper used was Domtar Proterra, Antique Jute (color) or Straw (color). Jute is a darker paper than Straw. Domtar Proterra is archival and acid-free (according to the paper manufacturer).

Watercolor Gallery 04003 --Completed between September 16, 2004 and October 3, 2004. All paintings were done on location. Paper used was Domtar Proterra, Antique Jute (color) or Straw (color). Jute is a darker paper than Straw. Domtar Proterra is archival and acid-free (according to the paper manufacturer).

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