Lisa's Palette Photo Credit: Sarah Deragon
Lisa Congdon's diversity of approaches, from hand-lettering & sketching to painting & illustration, is impressive. Lisa's generosity is evident in the Creative Live & Creative Bug classes she teaches. Going well beyond the task at hand she gives great insight into being a working artist on a variety of platforms: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, & in her book, Art, Inc. Her blog is refreshingly honest, a striking combination of personal & professional happenings & thoughts. Lisa's work is a distinct combination of folk imagery, contemporary color, & tempered optimism with a strong backing of historical resonance & future trends (she really is the trend-setter). Essentially Lisa is spot on! Read her #PaletteProject responses below & then go pick up this lovely gem in her Etsy shop.
What color do you wish wasn't there?
I create my own palette with liquid watercolors and gouache! So If I didn't want a color in my palette, it wouldn't be there. I used to hate purple, but it has grown on my lately.
What is your favorite brush?
I work in both acrylic, gouache and watercolor, all on a variety of surfaces. For everything, I love flat edged medium-sized brushes the best.
What is your favorite paper/surface to paint on?
It's a toss up between watercolor paper and wood. I love how porous they both are, how they both soak up and disperse the pigment in interesting ways that are never the same twice.
What is your favorite color to work with?
Opera (aka neon pink). I am also into neon red/orange right now.
Lisa Painting Photo Credit Sarah Deragon