This post has been a long time coming! Now that the blog lets me post photos, I have plans to update you with more great supplies I love. This Post is to let you know all about my favorite new sets of colors that are on the higher end of the spectrum price wise. If there’s enough interest I may also consider posting my tried and true favorites from the past 6 years as well! So let me know on Instagram or in the comments below what you’d like to see!
I’ve personally been buying Schmincke tubes for a couple reasons. The first reason being really shallow, and that I like their labels. If you know me at all, I take the labels off of everything so that’s a huge compliment in my book. Seriously, my poor husband can’t tell the shampoo from the conditioner.
The real reason is because I love their color range. I prefer to buy colors that are a little unique and non traditional. These are artist quality which means your originals, if cared for properly and kept out of direct sunlight, will last a long time. I also like the mixing capabilities and color strength of professional colors. Since most of my work is for reproduction purposes the brightness of the color is important to me, because it gets dulled down quite a bit by the time it prints.
And the last reason being that I love tubes because I’m adoring my new By Priscilla Lee ceramic palettes SOOOO MUCH and I love being able to add little bits of paint to her pretty palettes and swoosh the colors around. They make me happy and want to paint. We’ve been Instagram friends for a while now, and I was so excited when she said she was releasing these that I asked her if I could preorder mine because they are sooooo hard to find! She makes them all by hand in her home studio and come beautifully packaged with protective bumper feet so you don’t scratch your desk. I can’t say enough good things about them honestly. So if you are interested, get them while you can! You can’t say I didn’t warn you. Handmade items are hard to find and I waited 18 months for mine!
These are the Schmincke Watercolors I currently own:
I also bought some Holbein Watercolors listed below. I personally don’t think you need both the Naples Yellow Reddish and the Jaune Brilliant No.2 so I’d get one but not both. I have a slight preference to the way the Schmincke absorbs/lays on the paper, but either color is great.
Or check out my post here on my favorite opaque white pen!