October 22, 2017 at 3:26 pm #111699Kate PowellParticipant@kate-powell
So I also want to say this about Kremer (I forgot as we use toxic materials in our business.). They cater only to professionals in a variety of other professional venues. We buy pigments (not paints) from them in order to color shellac and other mediums for antique reparation. Their paints are not geared for low toxicity. They come with explicit warnings and say directly what may happen if you use them without gloves, etc. Just saying… These are NOT like DS or QoR!October 22, 2017 at 3:34 pm #111701Lisa SandbogeParticipant@lisa-sandboge
Indeed, that is a very good point! It’s seriously keep out of childrens reach stuff!
For some reason I felt like doing a new colorchart, so this time Kremer blues and greens!October 22, 2017 at 4:51 pm #111704
This is good to know. If they are keep out of children’s hands stuff, I probably shouldn’t use them, lol. I always say I refused to grow up and just went from childhood to second childhood. I don’t always take the care, I should.October 22, 2017 at 4:52 pm #111705
That’s a nice chart. Sometimes, when I’m not feeling too creative, I’ll start doing charts just to keep my hand in with the brushwork.October 23, 2017 at 9:00 am #111844Lisa SpanglerParticipant@lisa-spangler
Hi! I’ve ordered pigment from Kremer after taking a watercolor paint making workshop at Case For Making in San Francisco — if you live in the area and you get a chance to take the workshop you totally should! It’s so cool to make your own paint and then use it! I’ve kinda gotten addicted and I have started making paint at home 🙂
Anyhow, they order the pigments from Kremer and the medium too. The medium is made of distilled water, gum arabic, honey and glycerin — that’s it!
So I think any health concerns are from the pigments themselves, not the binder, and would be the same from any manufacturer who uses that pigment.
I’m pretty sure that Kremer uses this medium for making their in house paints too.
Case For Making also sells paint if you’d like to try handmade!
Two faves are ultramarine blue and indigo — I feel like they are so much livelier than Daniel Smith and Winsor & Newton. They rewet easier and the colors are very intense — a little goes a long way. I haven’t had any problems mixing them with other brands. Most of their colors are more earthy and opaque — except for the NEONS! Oh man, these colors just glow — I don’t use them on nature sketching but they’re fun for other things like if I make Christmas or birthday things.
I live in Austin, TX where we have blazing hot summers and haven’t had any problems with them cracking. I love taking them out hiking since they rewet so well — haven’t had any problems with the honey and bees either — I wondered about that before I got them lol! I’ve taken them on trips to Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
The owners of Case For Making that I’ve met are all super nice too.
Anyhow hope that helps someone!October 23, 2017 at 9:03 am #111850Lisa SpanglerParticipant@lisa-spangler
Oh those blues are so pretty!!!!! 🙂October 23, 2017 at 9:14 am #111852
You are braver than I am, Lisa, to make your own paints! I’d probably either sneeze and blow pigment all over or manage to a big breath of it. Or both, lol.November 18, 2017 at 3:13 am #125003
good lord, that IS a weird set of colors. Maybe they’re thinking muted landscapes?? Other than that, I got nuthin’November 18, 2017 at 3:14 am #125004
YES, well figured out Sandra. That makes sense with the potter’s pink-like color!November 18, 2017 at 3:19 am #125005
I’ve actually never done a chart, they intimidate me. I should break out the paints and finally do one!November 18, 2017 at 6:30 am #125011Pamela SmithParticipant@pamela-smith
Eye candy,I love looking at art supplies,I refer to myself as an art supply junkie,so I guess we are in the same club,lol..I have never seen them or heard of them,your review was good,thank you..November 18, 2017 at 11:41 am #125067
Jennifer, it doesn’t always make sense to try and make sense of the color choices a company makes, lol. It looks like a portrait set to me, but quite possibly the color choices came from some kind of marketing survey that was poorly conceived and poorly interpretated. Business decisions are often like that.November 18, 2017 at 11:45 am #125068
Jennifer! Never done a chart! That’s… that’s un-artist! Sorry, couldn’t resist ribbing you. I suspect that charts are very helpful for people who approach their art a certain way, and totally unhelpful for others. I find they are good practice, but most often treat them the same way I do zentangle. When my creative juices are low, but I don’t want to stop creating entirely, I do charts. It requires little to no thought, but good practice.
I don’t know that I’ve ever actually used a chart to decide what colors to mix. Probably making them helps me make the choices on a subconscious level.November 18, 2017 at 11:48 am #125069
Pamela, I think we need to start an Art Supply Junkies Anonymous! I never would though because I have too much fun looking through them. Amazon started their Black Friday sale today, and I’ve already gone through their art section (disappointing) to see if there was anything amazing.December 30, 2017 at 3:56 am #129902
Sandra, I know. *hangs head in shame* Never done a chart??!? How is that possible. I KNOW!!! I think I’m one of those other people who don’t find them useful but then I’ve never made one so who knows. Usually I just mix my colors at the time of painting. That and I don’t make stuff up yet. I’ll never be a cartoonist or anything like just making something out of my head, just not me. But I’m hoping to “see” more creatively. So if I look at a landscape or anything really, I can get more creative with what colors I express with. I’m workin’on it, lol.
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