Artist Spotlight: Alex Carter

by tkogut on February 6, 2018

It’s been a long time since I’ve found an artist that excited me enough to create an artist spotlight but this morning I stumbled upon Alex Carter’s watercolor paintings. I was so taken by his colorful, light infused artwork that I just knew his work had to be shared with Gather Dream Create followers.

To see more images, click here.

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Thank you for being a part of Gather Dream Create!




My Paint Palette

by tkogut on August 3, 2017

My Color Palette


“In Command” angel painting was created using Golden acrylic paints. In the video I explain why I moved from using craft paints to Golden paints.

Below is a list of Golden acrylic paint colors I use now for all of my paintings:

  • Bone Black
  • Paynes Gray
  • Titanium White
  • Titan Buff
  • Raw Sienna
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Burnt Umber
  • Raw Umber
  • Hansa Yellow
  • Pyrrole Rd
  • Alizirin Crimson
  • Cerulean Blue Chromium
  • Phthalo Blue (Red Shade)
  • Teal
  • Cobalt Turquoise

With this color palette, I can create my angel paintings, my Whimsy Chick paintings as well as my Folk Art paintings. It’s a matter of mixing color.

I recommend you get piece of thick paper, like maybe watercolor paper, and mix colors and take notes. The more familiar you get with these colors the better painter you’ll become and the easier it will be to create you masterpieces!

To see a video about the best acrylic brushes, go here. To save tons of money on paints, check out the sealable palette I use here.

If you’d like to have weekly painting lessons in acrylic and watercolor, join Kogut Studio Uncut. To learn more, go here.

Tell me what paints are your favorite in the comments.

Blessings my creative friends,



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Sketchbox #2 February 2017

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Product Review Masterson Sta-Wet Palette

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