Paint Over Pens – En Plein Air!

 In Davenparty


When many of us think about the Jane Davenport supply line we probably think of color – beautiful COLOR!

This isn’t surprising, as the color found in Jane’s supply line is bursting with rich, professional and saturated color. I thought, however, for the sake of variety, that I would share a more muted palette.  Sometimes we want something a little more subtle or subdued.  I am pleased to report that this line offers this as well!

Paint Over Pen – En Plein Air from Tonja Sell on Vimeo.

I personally LOVE Jane’s Paint Over Pens!

I use them all the time and in many different ways.


In Nerja, Spain I took them to sketch en plein air (paint outside).

I created a loose gestural study on location, using:

 – an Elegant Writer Calligraphy Pen,
a water filled brush pen,
a fine point black Sharpie
two sizes of Jane Davenport’s amazing PAINT OVER PENS in white!


Tonja Sell



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  • Hannah

    What brand of paper did you use, Tonya?

  • Mary

    Wonderful all the way around! From your sketching, shading and the beautiful site. So enjoyed watching and learning how to use the paint over pens. Thank You.

  • Catherine


  • Marysu

    Really lovely! This encourages me to try my hand at making some art en plein air as well!

  • Rae Lynn Reffruschinni

    Beautiful! i love how the elegant writer changes colors when wet.

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