New Watercolor Pigments

Art by Regina Lord

I like to pull out my watercolor paints every once and a while to play in my art journal.  I did a lot of watercolor and pencil illustrations before I discovered acrylic paints. I had been using Windsor Newton watercolors and just thought that all watercolors needing building up with more layers to make them bright and vibrant. Or maybe, I didn’t have the right colors or brand. But, I never felt compelled to try any other paints.

Until recently, I had this crazy urge to get better paints, feeling a little unhappy with the dullness of my colors.  I read a few reviews on this brand, Dr.PhMartin’s Hydrus, and decided to give them a try. They are a bit expensive, almost $50 for a 12 color set (0.5 oz each), which is actually a little over $4 each. So, really not that bad, considering that they should last a really long time. I spend a lot more of some of my acrylic paint colors.

Boy! Am I ever blown away by these watercolor pigments. They are so fabulously bright and vibrant and just plain gorgeous! Full on color, exactly the way I like it.

Watercolor art by Regina Lord

I’ve had so much playing with all of the luscious colors and can’t wait to play more.

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3 Responses to New Watercolor Pigments

  1. Lovely journal page, and bright, bold pigments! I haven’t tried liquid inks for a few decades because of the fugitive nature of the pigments (at that time). Are these lightfast? And in your watercolor experiments, did you ever try the quinacridone (tube) colors made by Daniel Smith? They are amazingly bright and rich.

  2. christy says:

    I loooove these! must try to find them in canada! I have been using derwent inktense watercolour pencils for a hit of intense colour….I mostly use them with a wash so these would be a great alternative!

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