Frank Eber is in town to offer a workshop. Yesterday he did a demo late in the afternoon at Daniel Smith: Atmospheric Landscapes in Watercolor.
He said he didn’t like to talk about himself so he talked about his kit.
We did get a bit of personal information out of him. He is originally from Nuremberg, Germany. He lived many years in LA and now lives in a rural area not too far from the California central coast, San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay. Beautiful country. Other than here, Morro Bay is one of the few other places I’d like to live (York, England and Garmisch-Partinkirchen, Germany being the other two!).
Anyway… He uses squirrel and synthetic brushes. He uses rounds exclusively and likes Ascoda. He doesn’t find Kolinsky sables worth the money as they wear out quickly. His palette is a large metal one made by Holbein.
Daniel Smith gave us a dot sampler of the DS watercolors in his palette, less Verona Gold Ochre.
He demonstrated how he does light washes as an under-painting. Then he does successively darker washes to add detail.