Da Vinci watercolors

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  • #95941
    Kate Powell
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    @kate-powell

    Anyone use Da Vinci watercolors regularly?   I am curious!

    #95969
    Charlie O’Shields
    Keymaster
    @doodlewash

    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!!

    #96281
    June Hadaway
    Participant
    @june-hadaway

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

    #96389
    Kate Powell
    Participant
    @kate-powell

    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.

    #96880
    Kate Powell
    Participant
    @kate-powell

    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
    @sandra-strait

    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
    @kate-powell

    I also have them slightly open —

    #96995
    June Hadaway
    Participant
    @june-hadaway

    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
    @doodlewash

    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
    @kate-powell

    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
    @kate-powell

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

     

    #97781
    Kate Powell
    Participant
    @kate-powell

    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.

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    #97782
    Kate Powell
    Participant
    @kate-powell

    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.

    #97856
    Charlie O’Shields
    Keymaster
    @doodlewash

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

    #99388
    Kate Powell
    Participant
    @kate-powell

    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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