Originally Posted by Roach1976
Thank you Sid and timelady the paints At Michaels I was debating say winton artist level 2 and the other say professional grade. Michaels had a buy 2 get 1 free sale on the artist level 2 paints
The series number (1, 2, 3, etc.) in any given line of paints groups the paints by cost. It isn't necessarily indicative of quality. The overall paint quality is determined by the line of paints - for example W&N Winton Oils (student grade) vs. W&N Artist Oils (artist grade).
In my opinion, when choosing paints it's best to determine the pigment(s) you want first (which will determine the series number), and then choose which brand and line you want to buy it in.