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Old 12-02-2002, 02:20 PM
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Well there seems to be no need for watercolors in the review system - moving on to the next one then ...
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Scott.... are you talking about something similar to the "Wilcox Guide to the best Watercolor Paints".. ?
I use this to rate brands and colors. It is very informative and sounds to me like it is just what you are asking for. It is published by Colour School Publishers, and seem quite un-biased, about brands etc.
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Hi Scott!
I have just been reading through all of the threads related to this one and, although I feel for you (It's quite a challenge you are tackling here!) I have to agree that I can't see it being of any help evaluating just the brand names.
I have only been using watercolour for a few weeks and it is so much more complex than just brands. I have 5 different brands in my art box now and they are all excellent in different ways! Mostly I would gather that the divide isn't brand but artist and student quality. Once into the artist quality it's just a case of selecting the pallette you require, which is where pigment, transparency, luminousity etc.... come into the equation.

I think that on other forums this would be really helpful, as one usually purchases "A" box of pastels as opposed to a stick from various brands......Maybe I am wrong?

As a newcomer to watercolour I need to know more than just what brand is best for what, I need to know which "colour" paint does what and what brand name it is under. Selecting the wrong green could make my piece turn "muddy", I need to know which green is more translucent, which green compliments which red the best etc..
Paints are so expensive, I can't afford to purchase a whole brands' range and try them all out myself, I need a "taylor made" pallette and info on how to aquire that.

Sorry to dampen your effort but I think it will be alot of work for the information it will provide us with!
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A suggestion for one of the rating criteria could be AVAILABILITY.

I am a gouache artist, and find it very difficult to purchase only Windsor Newton brand in my area. And what's worse, even the vendors seem to have a limited amount of colors in stock. Of course, on-line purchases can be done, but when I run out of a specific color during a project, I would hope the local art supply store could carry what I need. I'm not talking any exotic colors, either.

Knowing which brand(s) and selection are more readily carried and where would definite influence my purchases from vendors.
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Do you have any links for artisits supplies in Brisbane Australia???
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I'm sorry

I am trying to understand

Because Rich Williams and others state that one BRAND of watercolor paint does not do it....that they vary by the tube...you state...MOVING on


and there goes watercolor?






Have I missed a chapter?

Scott


watercolor paint VARIES


we don't make this up...it's true


you cannot generalize by BRAND



PLEASE






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Old 09-14-2003, 01:30 AM
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I disagree - I still think there are certain "ratable" questions that one can ask about all brands of watercolors - whether or not we have identified (or can easily identify) them, is another story.

Nevertheless, it looks as if the watercolor group here is against it, and thats ok. Look for watercolors to be rolled out soon - probably with just a simple "overall rating" question ...
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Re: FOCUS GROUP: Watercolor Paints/Mediums/etc.

Watercolors and watercolor mediums have now been activated in the review library ...
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