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Old 08-08-2013, 07:48 AM
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Re: new Sennelier watercolor line

Weiß man welche Honigsorte verwendet wird?
Waldhonig, Blütenhonig, Sommerhonig, Winterhonig etc.
Ich liebe aromatischen Waldhonig und den Honigmund einer Frau.

You know what type of honey is being used?
Forest Honey, flower honey, summer honey, winter honey, etc.
I love aromatic forest honey and the honey mouth of a woman.


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Easy Ernst easy !!
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Old 08-08-2013, 02:54 PM
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Re: new Sennelier watercolor line

LOL, Larry! I thought the same thing. I absolutely LOVE reading Ernst's posts, because the translator sometimes botches things up and completely mangles what I assume he means to say.

It's like my daily word puzzle fix to derive his meanings based on the context of what he is saying, but on this one I'm at a loss.

For the record, I'm not sure what honey Sennelier uses, but I have great luck with organic wildflower honey when I'm adjusting for W&N's botched formula. Letting their colors cure in a full pan with a single drop of honey has fixed the crumblies in their really bad ones. They cure hard like a Schminke and rewet well.

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Re: new Sennelier watercolor line

Just be careful painting outside! I was using honey based watercolors once, I think they were Fragonard, and had lots of bees all over me, the paint, and the paper in no time! And I did not want to poison the bees with the paint pigments!
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Old 09-11-2013, 02:11 PM
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Linda! That's happened to me with the M. Graham's!

Ernst... You did give me a chuckle!

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Re: new Sennelier watercolor line

Yes, I knew they changed their line to a new formula when I posted which was why I contacted Bruce over a year ago to see if he would update handprint.com. I think he just lost interest.
I have been very tempted to try Sennelier pans but want more information as to how good their pigment load is. I hear some good reviews but only 3 of them put in any review at all. All 3 good though. I really want to try more than the sample I got.
Cobalt Violet Rose that was in the old Senneleir line was simply pigment PV14 (Cobalt violet) with a bit of zinc white in it. You can look at samples of this pigment in several brands and add a touch of white to lighten it to your taste.
Thanks for the feed back

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Hello, Renee! Sadly, when Sennelier changed their line, they dropped and/or many colors. I've found a substitute for the Mars Yellow color I loved, which they no longer carry. Another color they no longer carry is the Cobalt Violet Rose (haven't found a substitute for that one, and can't mix it either). Those are pretty well the only Sennelier colors I had. I really miss the Cobalt Violet Rose, but I'm thinking of selling my Mars Yellow.

Dick Blick is still the best source for pigment information on Sennelier, or you can e-mail Sennelier.

I know the feeling, I can't get to the art supplies stores, either. But, I'm thinking it may be a bit of a wasted trip because I can pretty well find all the information I need on line.

It's a bit sad when companies reformulate and one no longer has the "special" color.


p.s. Handprint hasn't updated in eons, and the couple updates it had were not completely accurate. If you have a pigment number, you may be able to find it here by another manufacturer. Although many manufacturers' colors are different from one another, a quick Thread on Wet Canvas can get you good advice on their properties: http://www.artiscreation.com/Color%20of%20Art.html
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I asked Bruce a few years ago a question and he said then he had settled on a brand of paint and had quit trying out new ones. I have tried the NEW formulation though and like them a lot, both in pans and in the tube. The colors are juicy and bright, they flow off your brush, the transparency very nice. I should add it to my list to make a color chart of them!
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Re: new Sennelier watercolor line

I was usually painting with a student-grade watercolor sets but now I decided to switch to Sennelier's paints. I don't want to buy a set, but compose my own color palette. I would like to buy 6 paints (maybe 8) and maybe add some more later if I need.

But it's hard to decide which colors to choose. I'm considering these paints:

Lemon Yellow 501, Cadmium Lemon Yellow 535, Primary Yellow 574
French Vermilion 675, Alizarin Crimson 689
Ultramarine Deep 315, Phthalocyanine Blue 326, Blue Sennelier 399, Prussian Blue 318, Cobalt Blue 307
Raw Sienna 208, Burnt Sienna 211

Could you please give me some suggestions which of them will be the best for 6-color palette? I paint mostly landscapes and humans (portraits, nudes).

Thank you very much!
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Re: new Sennelier watercolor line

Does anyone know if the current lineup of Sennelier watercolors is getting discontinued? They are significantly marked down on a lot of websites I visited recently...
... and what do you guys think about buying disc. colors? I lost my old palette in a recent move so I am wondering if I should stock up with these...
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Old 05-06-2015, 04:13 PM
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Re: new Sennelier watercolor line

I don't know if they discontinue their watercolors but this is not a reason not to buy these colors. Especially if you lost all your palette and you have to replace them all.
Even you find dried tube watercolors buy them, because you can re wet and use them as usual pan colors.
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Re: new Sennelier watercolor line

I certainly hope they are not going to be discontinued - after trying a few different paint brands, these are my favorite. I've bought both prefilled pans and tubes to dry in empty pans and they both rewet really well. The colors are nice and vibrant. They're worth a try!

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