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  • #84127
    Profile photo of Charlie O'Shields Charlie O’Shields 
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    I’ll kick things off, since I’m also testing things to see if this will work! I have tried lots of different watercolor setups and brands, but I keep going back to where I first started: Joe Miller’s travel set and palette and M. Graham Paint (really love honey-based paint!).

    Joe Miller Travel Set and M Graham Paint

  • #84135
    Profile photo of Claire Bureau Claire Bureau 
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    Hi Charlie.  I have read that honey-based paints can be tricky to use outdoors, as bees are actually attracted to it!  Have you ever had that problem?

    • #84142
      Profile photo of Kate Powell Kate Powell 
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      I’ve never had bees bother me but I do have trouble with them drying quickly in Portland Oregon so I use them only in studio.  I love them tho – wonderful colors.

      • This reply was modified 3 weeks, 6 days ago by Profile photo of Kate Powell Kate Powell.
    • #84153
      Profile photo of Charlie O'Shields Charlie O’Shields 
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      I’ve never had a bee problem, though I was warned about that in the very beginning. I typically paint indoors, even when I make my initial sketch outdoors, so it’s never really been a problem for me.

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       Cathy Inzer 
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      • #85912
        Profile photo of Charlie O'Shields Charlie O’Shields 
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        I list the colors and paints that I use at the bottom of each post, as they sometimes change, but my little metal palette is from Cheap Joe’s and has M Graham watercolors in it. Here’s the original post that lists those colors: https://doodlewash.com/my-little-palette/

  • #84144
    Profile photo of Kate Powell Kate Powell 
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    Charlie can you put this forum in the right-side list so I can find it easily… navigating is still hard for me as I get used to your site.  I ofund it but can’t delete this dang comment!!!!!  AAACK!

    • This reply was modified 3 weeks, 6 days ago by Profile photo of Kate Powell Kate Powell.
    • #84154
      Profile photo of Charlie O'Shields Charlie O’Shields 
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      Great idea! I just added Recent Forum Topics and a Forum Search to the sidebar. And sorry about that… forums are structured differently so you can’t delete comments (or it causes broken pages). But thanks for the other cool idea… hehe… I have now made it possible to mark a comment as private so it only goes to the person and not viewed publicly! 😃 (I think… all still needs to be tested as always… thanks for jumping in and trying this. It really helps me get it right!)

  • #84253
    Profile photo of Kate Powell Kate Powell 
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    I googled the kit and that is a great price for sturdy well-thought out !

    • #84254
      Profile photo of Charlie O'Shields Charlie O’Shields 
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      Yeah I really love it… and true… the price is sort of unbelievable. I’ll have had mine for two years this fall and it’s holding up great! I don’t travel a ton with it, but I love the compactness and since I sketch small it holds my entire studio! hehe

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    Profile photo of Claire Bureau Claire Bureau 
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    I don’t know if anyone else has tried this product.  I got it as a freebie in an order from either Cheap Joe’s or Jerry’s (been a while so I don’t remember) and I hadn’t used it until recently (I honestly thought it was a marker so I had put it away!!)  It is called Molotow Grafx Masking Fluid, and it comes as a pen-like applicator so you can draw fine-ish lines easily (mine is the 2mm size) .  I was really happy with how easily it went on, how blue it was on paper, how easily it came off (Arches paper), and how effective it was at preserving the small areas of white I needed (I will post the finished painting sometime next week (I hope!)).  Anyone else tried it?

    Here is a link to Amazon, but I’m sure you can get it elsewhere.

    https://www.amazon.ca/Molotow-Grafx-Masking-Fluid-Fine/dp/B00U6KP2KC/ref=pd_bxgy_229_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=5F77NE8ZB3RGN9387Z9T

    I am surprised by the markdown on the price…. I hope it doesn’t mean it’s been discontinued!

  • #86084
    Profile photo of Peggy Berk Peggy Berk 
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    I bought that kit recently but find it a bit heavy….and replaced the palette with a Meeden tin (you can actually fit 21 half pans into the 12 half pan tin!!) as I like to be able to switch out the pans in my palettes and this one didn’t allow for that…  The quality of the items in the kit is really high.

     

    I tried some M.Graham paints for the first time a few weeks ago – totally seduced by the colors! — but the Transparent Red iron Oxide and the Azo Green dried sticky and didn’t self level, which I’ve never encountered before unless using a medium…

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