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Re: Daniel Smith new colors 2019

Steve Mitchell did a review and demo using the six shades of gray on his YouTube channel The Mind of Watercolor:



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I think I got very tempted to get the "graphite" color because it's actually made with that very pigment (as in, Carbon, PBk10 ? is that the right number?). But then I don't see anywhere in my collection that I ever bought it. Yeesh, I don't even know what I did or didn't buy!

So, umm, can someone remind me, do I own a graphite-tube and why or why not? Heh ... no, probably not ...
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Clifton, you make me laugh!

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The subject of new colors got me excited and almost hyped. I like to use rich brilliant colors, so you can guess what I expected. Then to see...gray...so much gray. *looks at sky* (what was before the sun set) eh...yeah that color again.

The grays here strike me as "Meh" just like the auto trend of having gray/ neutral colored automobiles. Meh... I just can't bring myself to be excited about gray. Not this time. The red Jasper almost...then again I eye my Transparent Red iron Oxide and think it is close enough.

That said I have the D.S. Graphite watercolor tube. It has a nice quality to it, but I can't recall why I don't use it much. It is shiny gray...just like...what you'd expect from graphite...though maybe not as smudgy or erasable.
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Peter Ward, a Blogger, has written an article about Artist sponsorship that I found to be very interesting. I agree with his perspective. It doesn't, by the way, have anything to do with these greys specifically. Beware The Hype!
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I admit, I’ve been sort of confused by the rather vitriolic response to these new gray colors from Daniel Smith. It just seems a little odd… They seem like nice colors to me. Grays are nice and useful. People have all sorts of other convenience colors and nobody ever seems to bat an eye about people having various convenience colors on their pallete, but somehow if they get a gray and put it on their pallet as a convenience color it’s weird and they’re lazy?

Besides which, oil and acrylic painters often have black and white on their pallet. They’re mixing black in to all of their colors to mute them and Darken them without making them look “dead”. Do I have a blank on my palate personally? No. But it doesn’t seem like such a weird thing to do.

Apparently convenience greens and browns are OK, but not grey because reasons.
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Apparently convenience greens and browns are OK, but not grey because reasons.

Don't get anyone started on oranges or purples, heh. Real watercolor artists use three primaries, and they can argue about the correct components for hours.

I am not a real watercolor artist. I have 30 colors in my main palette, including a sparkly one. I love convenience colors, Primateks, and weirdo paints like Potter's Pink. I also think that, in general, White Nights and Holbein paints are better than Schmincke and M. Graham and have the swatch cards to prove it. These opinions mark me as a complete watercolor moron, and I decided long ago that the results are the only things that are really important.

The new grays are very lovely--I saw Steve Mitchell's video where he painted with them, and would liike to get a few. The trouble is, it's so easy to mix grays...and I just have no room for another color...but someday I might get a larger palette and then I will add one or two.
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Not gonna get started on the inaccuracies in THAT unsubstantiated generalization ... not even on the word "three" ...
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