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|You may remember my initial exploration, in this post: http://artistsjournalworkshop.blogspot.com/2014/03/finally-sketching-outdoors-again.html|
|This is the handy little plastic palette I happened to have on hand--just fit the new paints! I'm good to go.|
|I tested them out at our sketchcrawl in March...nice!|
|And as a background to give this ink sketch a bit of snap...|
Then, more testing! Back to the studio...
|If you want to know how your colors will glaze, you can make a swatch of one of them, let it dry, then add a quick brushstroke of another color--move fast so you don't lift the undercolor!|
|I compared their quin gold with Daniel Smith's...it's quite a bit warmer, and it flows well...|
|Cobalt Teal and Indian Yellow...a fresh spring green, and isn't that teal gorgeous??|
|Finally, I did a self portrait of the Watercolor Crone, going for subtlety (and wrinkles, of course, don't forget the wrinkles!) Nice and delicate!|
These are definitely nice paints, that compare very well with other brands I've used...they re-wet nicely for the most part (except that grey!), and seem to hold their color well once dry. And by the way, I didn't use the grey for my hair, that's a mix of blues and browns, my normal way to get a variety of greys.
I'm definitely going to be turning to that little palette a LOT. Thank you, QoR and Golden paints!
More info on their web page, here: http://www.goldenpaints.com/company/news/2014/qor-watercolors/