Da Vinci watercolors

This topic contains 15 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by  Tonya L 18 hours, 59 minutes ago.

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  • #95941
     Kate Powell 
    Participant

    Anyone use Da Vinci watercolors regularly?   I am curious!

  • #95969
     Charlie O’Shields 
    Keymaster

    I’ve been using them regularly over the past month and had the pleasure of touring their facility last Thursday. It was such a fun experience! As for the paints, I’m loving them! Rich and vibrant colors and they rewet just as well as honey-based paints even though they’re gum arabic. (which would be great for urban sketchers who say they have a problem with attracting bees with the honey-based paints… hehe). They have a special rewetting agent that works in the same way. But, what I’m loving is that honey tends to “set in” so it’s hard to lift if you make a little error. With these, I’ve been able to go back and lift color a bit and smooth shadows in a way that blends better than honey-based. So I’m a total fan!!

    • #96389
       Kate Powell 
      Participant

      I had to order items for the project and as it is back-to-school sales on I bought three colors to try.  Whenever I want to try a paint I buy their Quin Gold… I will use it up and it is a favorite and I get a good comparison now.  Haven’t done enough with them yet…  I am going to be in Santa Barbara in October (planned but who knows) for business and also may try for a tour.

  • #96281
     June Hadaway 
    Participant

    Good to know about the bees. I would have never thought about that. 🐝

    • #96880
       Kate Powell 
      Participant

      I’ve heard this but I’ve not experienced it.  MGraham doesn’t dry fast enough for me in PNW to use outside the studio often.

  • #96889
     Sandra Strait 
    Participant

    I’ve heard it too, but never had the problem myself.  But then I leave my palettes open when I’m at home (something that M. Graham recommends), so that may make a difference.

    • #96957
       Kate Powell 
      Participant

      I also have them slightly open —

  • #96995
     June Hadaway 
    Participant

    I just received my sample dot palette of Da Vinci watercolors today that I won during World watercolor month. It’s exciting to be able to try the paint first and so very nice of Da Vinci to be a sponsor in July.

    • #97163
       Charlie O’Shields 
      Keymaster

      That’s awesome, June! Be sure to let us know what you think of them after you’ve had a chance to play! 😉

  • #97775
     Kate Powell 
    Participant

    Taking Da Vinci Alzarin Crimson out for a trial with Matteo Grilli Crimson too… https://dkatiepowellart.me/2017/09/09/alzarin-gladiolas/

  • #97778
     Kate Powell 
    Participant

    Rose Dore is such a gorgeous color for flowers…. https://dkatiepowellart.me/2017/09/08/peach-glads/

     

    • #101532
       Tonya L 
      Participant

      Oh that is a gorgeous color! It looks like a warm quin rose, similar to a quin red, or a light carmine on my screen.

  • #97781
     Kate Powell 
    Participant

    Okay, I love all of them…  Tested the Quin Gold against some others (big Quin Gold fan — I use tunes of it!)
    I realized too late I left out MGraham Quin/Nickel color… but not that fond of.

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks ago by  Kate Powell.
    • #97856
       Charlie O’Shields 
      Keymaster

      Aww cool!! Yeah, I’m really loving these paints as well! So vibrant!!

  • #97782
     Kate Powell 
    Participant

    Okay, I love all of them…  Tested the Quin Gold against some others (big Quin Gold fan — I use tunes of it!)
    I realized too late I left out MGraham Quin/Nickel color… but not that fond of.

  • #99388
     Kate Powell 
    Participant

    I am amazed at how thick the translucent Rose Dore (from the glads above) can be laid in.  Two layers and it almost looks like acrylic.

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