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September 23, 2017 at 3:46 pm
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.September 27, 2017 at 1:09 pm
Charlie, do yours dry? Mine seem to be staying wet… Like M.Graham. I still like them, but won’t play on taking them anywhere…September 27, 2017 at 1:11 pm
I think I have every Quin known to man except WN, and I didn’t have this color… It is the prettiest coral!September 27, 2017 at 1:42 pm
Rose Dore is an interesting color. One of the artists at the World Watercolor Group uses it with Cobalt Blue, Yellow Ochre and Cadmium Yellow and gets some beautiful effects. If you mix all except the Cadmium Yellow and get just the right mix, you can get a spectacular dark, almost black. I’ve only been able to get the right mix once so far – it’s going to take some practice.September 27, 2017 at 10:53 pm
They are very similar to M Graham in that regard, but seem to dry just slightly more and don’t run as much. I’m just a sucker for vivid colors that rewet easily.October 5, 2017 at 7:02 am
Kate, I’ve just started playing around with DV, and so far, I’m completely smitten. I’ve been an M Graham lover for years, and DV is as bold as MG without the mess. They rewet very easily and dilute beautifully! I have noticed that some of the colors, when applied more thickly to paper, can appear to have a slight sheen to them. They dry well though. My guess is that they have a high amount of gum arabic that contributes to this? I’m still in the testing phase but have a full review scheduled for late this month.October 5, 2017 at 7:03 am
I love your Rose Dore example! I don’t have this color… yet. 😀 I don’t care for MG Quin Gold either. Not a pretty color and I have trouble with it in mixes.October 5, 2017 at 10:16 am
I am happy enough with my three test tubes to try more. I thought of MG too when I was playing — deep color without the non-drying aspects. I did not notice sheen in mine, but then I don’t apply thickly. This is good to know.October 5, 2017 at 10:36 am
I’m not sure if you can see it in the photo, but this is their Arylide Yellow (PY97). Not applied that thickly (I usually work thin and in a lot of layers) and it’s still transparent which is great, but yeah, it does have this interesting shine to it.October 5, 2017 at 11:17 am
I can’t wait to get my set!October 5, 2017 at 1:42 pm
I like the yellow, and see what you mean!October 5, 2017 at 1:43 pm
Interesting. Noted.October 5, 2017 at 1:54 pm
Tonya, that is a beautiful yellow. What paper were you using?October 5, 2017 at 3:03 pm
I love love love PY97. It’s the only regular yellow that I keep in my palette. 🙂 This was sketched in the Hanemühle Watercolour Book. It’s a dream sketchbook!
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