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Old 08-31-2007, 10:50 AM
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Rembrandt Watercolors Good?

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Anyone use Rembrandt water colors?

Do you like them?
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Old 08-31-2007, 09:21 PM
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Re: Rembrandt Watercolors Good?

I have used Rembrandt w/c and like them. They are made by Talens, an old reliable company. However, although I am a professonal, I use their student grade, Van Gogh, and like them just as well. They are just as lightfast and handle well for me, but have a smaller range of colors. But that is not important to me because I use a limitted palette of about 9 colors
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Old 09-01-2007, 12:26 AM
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Re: Rembrandt Watercolors Good?

Dale, you're amazing!!! All those gorgeous Amish paintings were done with student grade paint???
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Re: Rembrandt Watercolors Good?

Yes, they're very nice. I actually like them better than Winsor and Newton, if only because the caps don't get stuck on the tubes.
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Old 09-01-2007, 08:19 AM
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Re: Rembrandt Watercolors Good?

Dale, AMAZING truly is the word for your talent and your work.

I watched and enjoyed the slideshows on your website with complete AWE.

There are times when I see a piece of art and try to pick out what I like about it, why it appeals to me. But your work defies all attempts at that because I like everything about it.

I'm especially fond of landscapes and when I'm not drawing cartoons, I dabble in landscapes in oil and pastel. My philosophy is that a landscape should take the viewer to a place he/she'd like to visit, or, on a deeper level, take the viewer to a place he/she has been before.

You succeed on every level, Dale. Amazing.


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Old 09-01-2007, 09:25 AM
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Re: Rembrandt Watercolors Good?

I also use Talens Rembrandt.
They are of very good quality and one of the major brands here.
Like Dale said, the vanGogh although labeled student grade are not like american brands student grades.
They are of the same high quality as the Rembrandt.
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Old 09-02-2007, 12:56 AM
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Re: Rembrandt Watercolors Good?

I use Van Gogh watercolors and they seem fine to me. I have not had a problem with Talens brand so far. So I'm betting that Rembrandt colors are good as well.
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Old 09-02-2007, 01:35 AM
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Re: Rembrandt Watercolors Good?

I can't comment on the Rembrandt line specifically, as I haven't gotten around to them yet. If they perform better than Van Gogh, they're probably great paints.

I've used a fair number of Van Gogh paints recently, mostly in sketching trials just to see what I think of the product. There are several of these that I've taken quite well to. Their blues are pretty exceptional, and they also have arguably the best Olive Green Hue paint among the student lines I've tried (I have perhaps unusual choices in convenience greens...as in, I occasionally like to "piddle" with every convenience green I can get my hands on). I also like their Quinacridone Rose and Permanent Red Violet (Quinacridone Violet PV19) honestly better than any artist-grade counterpart.

My only complaint is that some of the Van Gogh paints do some wierd separation and bronzing things if you try to set them from tubes into pans "the hard way". But that's a pretty minor gripe, that most people would never have to worry about (I only noticed this when I tried to make a particular "greatest hits of student-grade" sketching set).
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Old 09-02-2007, 02:27 PM
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Re: Rembrandt Watercolors Good?

Please understand I'm not trying to "sell" Van Gogh. I'm just saying that they work well for me. but I don't use many colors because my paintings seem to "hold together" better with a limitted pallette.
The colors I use are:
REDS-- always Quinacridone rose and Burnt Sienna and sometimes cad, red
BLUES--always Ultramarine and sometimes cerulean and pthalo
HOOKERS GREEN, always
YELLOWS-- always Raw Sienna and sometimes New Gamboge (W/N)and Raw Umber

IVORY BLACK--sometimes but not often

with these colors I paint almost any landscape,-- check my web page-- they were all painted with these colors
I'm sure that flower and still life painter would want a lot of other colors
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Old 09-02-2007, 02:28 PM
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Sorry, the above reply was sent twice, and I couldn't delete it so I erased it and am sending this apology instead. Someday I'll learn how to use a computer

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