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Favorite Resources

Favorite Resources

Here on this resource page, you'll find links to all my favorite things, from books, art supplies, and tools, to software and picture frames, with links to all of it.

Just so you know ... This page contains "affiliate" or "referral" links to various products and resources that I love (or the new improved versions of them), I've also included items that I think you might find helpful. Although I may receive a small commission for purchases made through these links, please know that this does not change the price that you would pay for any items purchased via these links. I recommend these products as they've been useful to me, and I hope they'll be useful to you too. 

(Cathy Horvath Buchanan is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.)

 


 Art Supplies


Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint Set of 12

I've been using Liquitex paints for years. I like the consistency and wide selection of colors. If you're just starting out painting this set of 12 would be perfect.

 


Art & Framing | Tech | Tools 


 

Fiskars Portable Scrapbooking Trimmer, 12 Inch  

I have a mini paper trimmer that I use all the time. I find it's so much easier and quicker than using scissors. If you have an excess of white paper to trim, the cuts made with a trimmer look much cleaner and leave a much straighter edge.

Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera + Full Accessory Bundle

I use my Canon rebel for photographing my larger artworks as well as any other special photography. The full bundle kit has everything you need to get started with taking photos.

WhiBal G7 White Balance Pocket Card

I use this Whi-Bal card whenever I'm photographing artwork. It helps me to color correct my photos afterwards. Very useful!!

X-Rite ColorMunki Display and ColorChecker

I've been using the color-munki for a couple years now to calibrate the settings on my monitors. As an artist, having the correct color to print from or send to manufacturers is very important.


Books | Magazines


Ok, so I think I own every art book ever known to mankind. I have been collecting art books for at least 30 years. I can't put them all here unfortuantely, so will try to pic some of my favorites.

Nature Drawing: A Tool For Learning

My mom bought me this book when I was a teenager. The pages are curled from repeated, obsessive thumbings. This book has seen many camping trips.

Andrew Wyeth: Looking Out, Looking In

I was a realist painter for several years and during that phase  Andrew Wyeth was one of my fave artists. I absorbed every book i could find on him. I love his moody subjects, use of textures and minimal color palette.

The Group of Seven and Tom Thomson

The group of Seven (and Tom Thomson) were a group of Canadian artists that formed in the 1920's. Their art changed how people saw the Canadian landscape. The art I currently create is directly inspired by their work.

Full Bloom: The Art and Life of Georgia O'Keeffe

I love Georgia! If there's a Georgia book I don't own, then I've taken it out of the library..repeatedly and with great fervor


Electronics & Printing 


Brother MFC-9330CDW All-in-One Color Laser Printer

I currently have a color laser printer and found the quality to be great. I like the fact that the ink doesn't smudge if it gets moist, plus laser printers don't have the problem of clogged inkjets.

HP Premium Presentation Glossy Laser Paper

I've used many different types of papers, a great all-purpose glossy paper for laser printers is this one.The price is affordable and you get great results.

 

WD 4TB My Book Desktop External Hard Drive

I have a couple of these desktop drives that I picked up on sale. A real lifesaver when it comes to backing up all my large artwork files and important stuff.

 

Toshiba Canvio 1TB Portable External Hard Drive

Even though I have a couple larger desktop storage devices this little pocket drive is useful for quick backups from any device or to take on the road.


Home Decor



Software | Services | Apps | Courses


CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018 for PC

I've been using coreldraw since it was in version 8 in the 1990's. It's often considered Adobe Illustrators's lesser cousin. I've used both programs and find coreldraw has several features that illustrator doesn't, it also plays well with a wide range of file types.

 

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