Preferences in Brand?
I'd like to get some people's opinions on the different (although limited) brands of Gouache.
I started off with Talens because Utrecht had a sale on a set of 8 for something like 25 dollars. Since then, I've supplemented it with Windsor & Newtons. I have personally found the W&N brand to be a little smoother - they don't leave as many pockets of white in my washes - and in some cases more opaque. Also, Talens doesn't (that I have found) have a flesh tint, so W&N wins a point for me right there.
Also, on another note, why do Micheals and ACMoore carry so few colors?! There was a sale on W&N at ACMoore last week and I was incredibly excited to buy out their entire stock, only to find they only carried primary colors. Silly store not wanting my money :-P