Last month I won three tubes of Artist quality Winsor & Newton watercolors, a Series 7 W&N brush and a spiral bound 5″ x 7″ sketchbook of 300gsm cold pressed watercolor paper. Really, I never win anything and since I won two gifts of paint in one month I’m taking it as a sign to keep painting and putting myself out there. Hey, my motto is Just Add Water Silly after all. ;o)
The three colors included are French Ultramarine, Alizarin Crimson and Burnt Sienna. I have been jonesing to try W&N Burnt Sienna since I found out it’s transparent. I don’t really love my Daniel Smith Burnt Sienna and I find DS Quin Burnt Orange too, well, orange, lol.
I used only the three colors above to paint these blueberries. It worked well as I could make a Payne’s Grey with Burnt Sienna + Ultramarine. I could also make a version of PB60 (Indanthrone blue) with the same colors. I achieved a reasonable purple with Ultramarine + Alizarin Crimson.
These are great professional paints and I’m thrilled to have discovered the Burnt Sienna, it was love at first sight & meant to be. In fact, I’ve already emptied the tube! My full pan is only half full because I have use so much of my new Winsor & Newton Burnt Sienna. I’ll have to save my pennies for another tube. I never want to be without this color!
I’ll be putting up a review of the Series 7 No. 4 brush and the W&N watercolor paper that was part of this set very soon.
Eating: Prebiotic and Probiotic foods to improve gut bacteria
Reading: Robert Dugoni’s newest “Close To Home”(preorder here) & “Gut Balance Revolution” by Mullen
Wishing: I knew someone who knew how to install and use WordPress. ARGGG!!
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