So you’ve seen the back of this journal… my Ink Journal!
Paints are in the front! I wanted to see all the paints I own and the ones I no longer own!
*yesh, i pass on paints i don’t like so much,
to kids i know or to artists i know who love that brand…
sometimes i simply don’t buy them anew and want to remember why!*
I’ve tried sample cards and they don’t work well for me… Journals work better.
As I have a few Fabriano Watercolor journals that I don’t like I decided to use one for a sample journal. The biggest thing to remember, is that the striation in the watercolors is largely because of the Fabriano paper, not the paint. I know this because many of these I use all the time in other journal and on various papers…
These pages will have a lot more notes and commentary as I use them.
The pages are loosely ordered by paint ingredients
(such as grouping many Quins together, above), or visual color ranges,
but sometimes I ran out of space…
*did i mention ever that i love the quinacridones?*
Names are on the sample by initial:
DV = DaVinci
DS = Daniel Smith
PDS = Primatek Daniel Smith
H = Holbein
MG = M.Graham
SN = Sennelier
SCH = Schminke
JS = JazperStardust
PF = Pfeiffer Art
G&B = Greenleaf & Blueberry
WN = Windsor Newton
QoR = QoR
Grilli is Grilli!
Looking at these all at once you can see I buy greens… not so much, purple.
The reason there are so many red is that I am trying to find a
perfect TRANSPARENT red, not an orange red or a purple red…
I did not separate the Primatek paints our but put them with their colors.
I don’t know if it helps you to see this, but this is another thing I did while
waiting on the phone to talk to doctors and nurses about my mom…
So I shared!
Da Vinci, MatteoGrilliArt, JazperStardust, PfeifferArt, Sennelier, QoR, Holbein,
MGraham and DS Primatek watercolors, and Daniel Smith Watercolors.
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That annoying loud-mouth editor/critic in your head? GONE! How great would that be?
Wow! This is some seriousl Impressive study. Way to go.
It really helped me… did it while on the phone over my mom….
I don’t use watercolor – just dabble in sketching in pencil and colored pencil from time-to-time, but I have to tell you, seeing both this creative way of keeping track of colors and just seeing all the colors, their variations and the effects from the paper – makes my little, aspiring artist’s heart go pitter-patter!
Glad to inspire! Are you on FB? There are some excellent groups! They saved me from buying some pretty awful stuff I didn’t need!