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Charles Moulton 12-31-2011 09:25 PM

Journal Supplies
 
I'm a newbie. First post. This journaling stuff is really amazing. I'm amazed by the artists and the work I'm seeing. I'm making my own watercolor tin and am looking for the best place to get half and whole pans of color.

Any suggestions would be deeply appreciated.

Sorry if I'm in the wrong place!

C.

DrDebby 12-31-2011 11:18 PM

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Hi Charles. Welcome to the Art Journal forum. Glad you have joined us. You are definitely in the right place.

Where are you located in the world? Some areas are better than others when it comes to stores that carry what you want. I live out in a rural area and even traveling 100 miles there are very limited supplies available. So, I shop online.

What brand are you after? Have you checked local art supply stores? Or online art supply stores. I frequently get supplies from Dick Blick.

RainySea 12-31-2011 11:47 PM

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Hello . . . I think it depends maybe as Debby said on what brand of watercolors you prefer and if you want professional quality or student quality. Daniel Smith is one of my favorite watercolors and they sell in tubes but also sell half pans that you can fill with the paints.

W&N has a very nice new mini watercolor cotman set (student grade). Also the Koi watercolor set, while not professional grade either, is very fun for sketchbooks and both available at Dick Blick.

Best of luck to you.

eyepaint 01-01-2012 12:56 AM

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Welcome! This is the right place for journalling. You could browse the Watercolour Forums for more info on watercolours, and check out the following threads: sketching supplies and art supply addicts.

Studio-1-F 01-01-2012 04:15 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Charles Moulton
. . . . I'm making my own watercolor tin and am looking for the best place to get half and whole pans of color.

Any suggestions would be deeply appreciated. Sorry if I'm in the wrong place! C.

Hi, Charles! I assume from this that you are NOT interested in putting empty pans in your tin, and then filling them with tube colors. Right? (Most folks go at it this way. This gives them the freedom to chose from among hundreds and hundreds of tube colors.)

But bravo to you for starting with regular pan colors! :thumbsup: In this case I can recommend with my whole heart the watercolor pans made by Schmincke. Used full strength, these seem to me to be more opaque and more rich than your regular run-o-the-mill tube watercolors. So if you use them with a 'light touch' (diluted) they will indeed last a long time. Fine Art Store sells both the half and the whole pans. (I have found Fine Art Store in Rochester NY to be a delight to deal with for online orders. Good prices too!)

See below for my sketch palette filled with the Schmincke pans, some half and some whole pans, all held in with magnets (Jamie's idea!) All but one of the pans is Schmincke, actually. There is one made with tube paint.

Enjoy!

Jan

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Studio-1-F 01-03-2012 09:18 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Charles Moulton
the best place to get half and whole pans of color.

Hi, Charles. Wet Paint Art (in Minn) also sells Schmincke Aquarell PANS. Info here.

Jan


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