Thursday, June 8, 2017

Handmade watercolor paints

I was loving my Jane Davenport bright watercolors, especially because my prior set never had a purple, and the colors I had didn't mix a violet that I liked. So the new colors were great for all the abstract rainbow watercolor pieces I have been creating.... I have at least 30 or so to show because I have done one a day. Bit that will have to come another day as what I have to show for today is a new sidetrack)
So anyway, even though I was loving the purples, I just kept thinking about wanting to try to paint with handmade paints, earth pigments, or even hand ground pigments from rocks. I ordered a new tiny, limited color hand made watercolor palette from imlothmelui on Etsy. Handmade watercolors seem to be very hard to come by... 2 of the 3 main Etsy shops I tried to buy them from didn't have any available because they sell out as soon as they are stocked.... but I got 4 colors and even a metallic. Along with a sample dot card to try out other colors and I am happy with these so far. I think it will be a challenge to try to do a painting with just this palette when I take it on vacation. And I am really loving just using the violet hematite alone for this heart, by itself I can get so many shades of pink, violet and almost brown.




















I think I may be addicted to buying watercolors and I am even tempted to start making my own now! Who knows what paths we shall follow?

Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

8 comments:

  1. Lovely pieces and fabulous paints.

    ReplyDelete
  2. beautiful paintings. Your new watercolors are so rich looking! Enjoy playing with them some more during your vacation, and happy PPF!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Ahhh those are lovely! I adore the BUGS!! :) I think it's interesting to work with a limited palette. Especially those colors which allow you to range from rich to pale washes. . .I cannot wait to see more! And making your own? Oh I see a whole new pathway opening up ahead . . . I do wonder where it might lead? : )

    ReplyDelete
  4. Luv how you have shaped your motifs
    Happy PPF

    Much love...

    ReplyDelete
  5. Wow, really interesting! Raw pigments! And how lovely they are! I love your writing colors and the insects! Fabulous! I as you am not satisfied with my violets. But tonight I mixed naphtol red deep with cobalt blue which I sort of like. I have to experiment more..

    ReplyDelete
  6. wrong.. I am as you not satisfied... etc :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I've really been enjoying your forays into these different colorways, will have to wait and see what comes next. xox

    ReplyDelete
  8. they look like very nice paints :) can never have too many and would be interesting making your own of the colours you use the most :)

    ReplyDelete