Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Watercolor Delight


The beauties up here are my new watercolors. 24 of them to be more exact. What I never imagined is that the colors were going to be so vibrant, fluid and rich in pigment.

They are called Marie's watercolor and are a product of China. Not the Winsor Newton made in China type, but truly Chinese watercolors.


Some people hate them, some people love them. They are made for rice paper, but I found the colors to be very vibrant, moved easily on Western watercolor paper and a little bit goes a looooooong way. They are transparent and include white for a more opaque effect. They rewet easily and for the price, I have found them to be much better than some of the other options out there :)

On a second note, hubby and I are preparing to leave on vacation in 3 weeks!!!! More info to come :)

24 comments:

Lois said...

Love those vibrant colours!! Where are you going???????

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Darn right those watercolours are vibrant! Yowza! Ooooo, vacation news . . . spill the beans!

My Grama's Soul said...

What a great find....I might just seek these out myself.
Thanks for the info.


Jo

Cloudia said...

Vi - BRANT!!!!!


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Jacquelineand.... said...

What beautiful colours; vibrant indeed! Can't wait to see what you create with them.

Oh vacation, do tell me you're heading north! Nonetheless, wherever you wander, have a wondersome time!

As for some people hating the colours, as Two Bear used to say: "Some people would kick if you hung 'em with a new rope."

Sulky Kitten said...

Gorgeous selection of colours! Do tell, where are you off to?

NatashaMay said...

They do look vibrant. It's something I should get. :) Mine always need layers.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I love vibrant colours; they so beautiful. A vacation? Lucky you!! Don't keep us in suspense; let us know where you're off to!

demie said...

I love watercolours! They have a flow no other colours have...
I am sure you look forward to your holiday : )

Lisa Graham Art said...

Delightful color! I was playing with watercolor last night in my journal.

Yay for vacation!

Almost Precious said...

The colors are indeed brilliant. I've never tried my hand at watercolors, it always seemed so intimidating working with such a wet medium that threatened to go where ever it wished. I was sure I would end up with a muddy mess like the pictures I once painted in kindergarten. So I leave it to the true watercolorists like you to give me glorious paintings to oh and ah over. :)

May you have a most wonderful and happy vacation. Enjoy. :)

BamaTrav said...

If they are from China, better make sure their is no lead in it.

Kyra said...

I'm going to look those up right now! I just can't paint without vibrance, and that has been one of my complaints about standard WCs! :)

Francie M said...

That is quite a difference in the two products. I thought your work was becomeing more vibrant anyway so i think these will suit you really well! Can't wait to hear about your holiday!

La Dolce Vita said...

Thank you for sharing the information of this watercolor, would love to see the results ! I have tried only one type of watercolor, its a common brand in our country, called "Camlin."
Have a happy vacation !

La Dolce Vita said...

A question I wanted to ask after reading your previous post, if you do not mind. Are you an INTP according to the myers-briggs test ?

Scarlet said...

Beautiful colors and it's a tough medium; I admire your talent, chica.
Enjoy the time away with your husband!

CraveCute said...

Gorgeous colors, they just jump off the page, or should I say screen?!

aimee said...

I've never heard of these, but they are gorgeous! I'll have to look for them next time I'm at Jerry's Art-a-Rama -- I just looked up the brand and it looks like it's available there. Thank you for sharing. xo

Lynn Fisher said...

Wow, great, bright colors...and I've never heard of these either Ana...thanks for the heads up!
Have a wonderful vacation! ; )
-Lynn

Lynn Fisher said...

oh...and I LOVE the new banner!
-Lynn

Jess said...

They look gorgeous, I might give them a try when I next run out. I use Schminke which are juicy and bright so it would be great to find another brand that is good too! I'm afraid I'm not a fan of Windsor and Newton watercolours, I find them very hard to get going and the colours too pale for me.
Jess x

Shaharoh said...

Vibrant colors. I don't know much about paint but I'd like to delve into that adventure one of these days. Vacation awesome! So happy for you and your husband! I love recharging and getting away. xoxo

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