I will be using all my watercolor palettes (sennelier, white knights and my 2 Jane Davenport palettes) as well as a hand-made (not by me) watercolor paper journal that I bought last year and hadn’t used yet.
I love the idea of making my own journal out of watercolor paper but I haven’t gotten around to doing it yet #Procrastinator How do you like the Jane Davenport palettes? I’m thinking of adding her Peerless colors to my collection.
I’ve got a 12 half pan metal paint box. It came with student grade watercolor paint, and after experimenting with it, I replaced the most useless colors with M Graham’s landscape set. That got me a couple classic earth pigments, a useful blue and a green and violet. After I experimented with those, I added an earth red. I can get good skin tones this way, and everything where I thought I might need brighter colors has turned out fine.
I don’t know that the M Graham are anything special. They’re about the cheapest artist grade paint I can get locally. And I’d probably be as happy with almost any set of paints based around an earth red, earth yellow, earth brown/orange and a granulating blue.
Yeah, I haven’t really worked out if it makes a difference, and I can’t really tell the difference with most honey when I eat it.
As a kid I found that most tube paint dried out much faster than I could use it. So far, the M Graham does better on that front. But I haven’t tried any brands that are supposed to set up better, because in my climate the M Graham sets up fine. And it seems like most artists buy their paint at least partly based on price… other stuff only comes into play if the cheapest option doesn’t work.
although I havent been posting daily as intended.. here or instagram, I have been playing with Jane Davenports and my totally bargain Pelikan (bc I like the bright colors in it) I have been playing around with brushes, water brushes, round brushes big 12 or larger.. and small…..I even pulled out my wc pencils and neocolor iis.. i think i am playing with a lil bit of everything.. 🙂
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