Hi, Karen. So glad the review helped you and really happy that you’re enjoying my palette colors! I agree that the Violet Oxide is wonderful and I use it all the time. Even though the article is old, this is still my daily palette. I don’t know what I’d do without these colors! Please reach out with any questions & thanks for your kind comment.
Hey there, Klay. I’m so glad Bekki’s review helped you jump into the world of professional paints. 🙂 I think you’ll find Da Vinci watercolors a huge upgrade from the ones that you were using. Their sample dot pack was the first watercolors that I tried from DV, and although I’ve tested and painted with a lot of professional watercolor brands in…[Read more]
Wow, Charlie. Your artwork is really developing in a wonderful way! The latest sketches/posts sent out via your newsletter were wonderful, and this one completely captured my attention. I really liked the “princess and the pea” artwork but the expression on this mouse’s face is so well done in this illustration that I couldn’t help but comment. I…[Read more]
Oh my, Johanna. I think you are TRULY an artist because ALL artists have watercolor tin obsessions! lol! Of course I love the paints and the palette, but the DV tin is the best tin on market. Bekki nailed it with her review. Extremely heavy duty and in a gorgeous gray. I’ve removed the insert and attached my 18-color palette using all full pans.…[Read more]
Hi, Penny. I love the fun brights in your own personal Trio set! Thanks for sharing those. And I really hope you’re enjoying the palette. Your description of Da Vinci watercolors is spot on… they are very well-mannered paints, but as Bekki mentioned, they have their surprises! Tip: Mix Ultra GS with Violet Oxide for a dark that’s filled with…[Read more]
Glad you found some new favorites. Yeah, I greatly prefer RRD softness while enjoying its clear and bright properties similar to a conventional Quin Rose. And that Violet Oxide… the granulation and depth make landscapes sing! Love!
Thank you so much for this wonderful review! I really enjoyed seeing the mixing charts and how you used the colors. I hope your post and examples inspire others to play in paint, because it certainly does me! Headed off to paint… 🙂
How in the world could you EVER elicit crickets and radio silence??? 🙂 You are so right… we artists should constantly be cheering each other onward. Thanks for your abundant enthusiasm and your ceaseless efforts to bring the artist community together in a positive way. Much love to you also!
Were you painting naked? 😀 It looks like a torso to me! lol! I’m in the process of shaking things up also, trying new mixes along with different techniques and effects. Trying to be bolder is kinda scary but 100-percent fun. Happy painting, Charlie!
You know that I love nature and while I totally admire plein air painters, I’m with you on painting indoors in a comfy chair with decent counterspace (and a stocked kitchen!). I constantly sketch and take notes in the field, but then I come home and make things look pretty. And while I wish I had the means and time to travel a lot more, thankfully…[Read more]
Hey there, June! I haven’t tried the Snaps with watercolor, but those are the brushes that I LOVE with acrylics! They are very affordable, hold a point or edge, and don’t mind a bit of use and abuse. lol! I think they could also work for watercolor, so please let Bekki and me know how they work for you!
Hey, Kristen! Just saw this post. Sorry for my delay but it’s been busy lately and I haven’t had a chance to hang out at the Doodlewash forums as often as I’d like. I hope you’ve enjoyed the Trios! 🙂 We had so much fun putting these together. Happy painting!
I really can’t live without a rigger. I can paint nearly anything with a big fat round and a rigger. But oh doesn’t that comb look nice! I wonder if it would be an easy shortcut for pulling grasses? When you have a chance to try them out, please share your experiences!
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