Amado and I were talking about watercolor techniques. There’s one that was so light that it leaves the barest hint of color. I was lucky to find a photo to try it out.

If I painted watercolor this way, a single box of 5ml tubes would last me a year. Yes, a normal tube of artist grade watercolor is just 5ml. Imagine my surprise when I saw them. I didn’t realize how vibrant the pigments were until I tried it.


Here I’ve zoomed in a bit for you guys to see the details.

Although it isn’t obvious in the paintings I’ve scanned, I’ve seen the difference between artist grade and student grade paints and now I understand why they’re more expensive.

Sighs. Yes.

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