Mitchell has memories of his Mom’s ceramic Santa filled with Christmas candy.
Santa’s looking much bedraggled (loved) but I restored him to his glory for the image.
HO HO HO!
I also discovered that you cannot mix honey based paints (MGraham) with
non-honey based paints — as least not with Da Vinci! Odd separation!
*** Update: I tried other mixes last night and this may not be true!
Flummoxed as to why this happened!***
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Thanks for sharing this Katie, because I think it’s fascinating that you had trouble mixing MG & DV paints. I have used MG for years and never had trouble with their mixing with any other brands – DS, WN, Holbein, etc. However, I only recently added DV to my palette and no longer use MG. (Okay except for MG Sap Green green which I just can’t give up.) I wonder if it’s the gum arabic in DV that MG doesn’t like and vise versa? Or maybe the colors… what reds were you using? May have to do some experimentation!
I also tried to mix a few others to get that same separation (greens, blues) — and didn’t! The reds I was using were MG Quin Red and DV Rose Dore. Possibly something was sitting in my mixing area that I didn’t notice? I am publishing my travel palette changes tomorrow, part one — so many changes — and part two will talk about other palettes and brands! But I am holding off on the Schminke. I don’t like their paints…. Love Da Vinci and like MGraham.
I think it might have been the Quin Red. That is such a finicky, disastrous color. At least, IMO. 🙂 And I’m with you on Schmincke. I don’t like their paints either. DV is divine!
I like Quin Red by MG… Though it is not my favorite QR… Sennelier is…But who knows?
That’s adorable. Merry Christmas!
Thank you! Merry Merry to you too!
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