Sunday, August 22, 2010
The Hope of Love
It's been a rainy weekend, perfect for staying in and painting.
After ruining a few ACEOs I was working on, I realized I either don't understand color theory very well, or my watercolors and acrylic paints are not the right shades.
Can anyone recommend a particular brand of watercolors that you feel are very bright and intense? Or even inks?
I mostly use Windsor and Newton watercolors, but would like something more bold.
Is there a really bright, transparent pink out there, that is not muted? It's my favorite color, and I can't seem to get the intensity I want. A transparent purple would be nice too. The one I've got is just too dull, I can't seem to do anything with it.
I've heard good things about Windsor and Newton's Opera pink, but don't have it yet.
The Daler-Rowney FW Acrylic inks are quite nice, and easy to use. I may have to take a trip to the art store for some more goodies :-)
thanks for reading!