Re: Vintage Watercolor Paint
Thanks, Star Fisher! I appreciate you checking this out! I am a caregiver/companion for my mom, and we try to paint together. I found her class supply list as well and it looks like the Grumbachers were purchased in the '80s. The other tubes are older. I looked at the tubes again, and I only have 5 artist grade WN in the bunch. The price was $1.92 for a 5ml tube. Don't we wish!!
In the WN London, there are 4 tubes--cad yellow lt, alizarin crimson, fub, and sepia. The tubes are pretty solid, so I'll see how much I want to try them. That's a good idea to swatch and compare the colors with the artist grade paints.
I think the question about them is more curiosity than anything.
All told, in her watercolors, there are 5 cad yellows, 3 alizarin crimson, 2 winsor green and the usual suspects (earth pigments, several reds and blues). One of the Grumbacher Academy tubes is phthalo red--interesting. I'm afraid to open that one, or even try it--I don't have a great relationship with phthalos.
Thanks again for your suggestions!
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