Friday, August 8, 2008

Another watercolor experiment

Ok, I have made the decision to get good quality paints. I am using really cheap grade tube paints right now. And I do mean cheap. I do not like the way things have been going with these paints. So, I figure it is either me, or the paints. If I get new paints and I still have the same issues then I will know it is me. But if it solves my issues it will be well worth the money spent.

Here is a cropping from the painting I did today. I actually like this cropping a quite a bit, so the painting was not a loss.


After I get the new paints I am going to try this painting again. When I do, I will show you the full painting both with the old paints and with the new. When you see it you will understand why I didn't like the full thing.

3 comments:

Tiglizzyclone said...

I like your art... I find it interesting.

kay susan said...

Michael, when I bought artists grade coloured pencils and 'proper' paper, I entered a whole new world. Go for it!

Kellie Hill said...

beautiful crop- I love the glow coming up between the mountain-shapes. and so far as the expensive paints go... I'm more acrylics, but I use the cheap paints for the more basic colors, and then buy the expensive stuff for the colors I really like but that just don't exist or don't act right for the cheap brands. works for me ;) looking forward to seeing what you do with them!