I got to go to the Artisan-Santa Fe store in Taos yesterday. It was so much fun to try them & test the colors before buying. I had hoped they'd have some Mt Vision & Great American to try also. But they had Schminke, Unison, Art Spectrum, Sennelier, & Girault (of the softer ones). I"ve got lots of Sennelier already so I bought some Schminke, Unison, & Art Spectrum. I liked the Unison I bought last year alot.
I also bought a sheet of Colorfix paper.
It sure adds up fast. I had intended to stay under $50 but ended up with $70.
I can't buy but very limited open stock where I live & buying colors on the internet has been iffy. I'm going to want to buy that new book about all the colors. I best get in a show & sell some first after this shopping trip!! lol