An artist is always in search, is always trying to discover new materials. I’m not afraid to try different materials for art even when they are not labeled as “professional”. To me, part of the fun is to try a new brand or new colors. Prima has developed a line of watercolors, though they were doing more scrapbooking products before; and I wanted to try them.
I bought a set named “Tropicals” and then another one “The Basics”. To my surprise the paints are not bad at all. They don’t compare to my professional paints but there are some attributes I like from these paints:
- The box is metal with plenty of room for mixing colors.
- It has space to add empty half pans and increase the amount of colors. Yes, you can mix them, but when you are painting outdoors it’s best to have ready to use paints.
- It has space to put my travel watercolor brush and a pencil in the empty space.
- The pigment is not very transparent but the colors especially in the “tropicals” set are intense.
I think I will enjoy these boxes for a while but that doesn’t mean that I’m not going to keep experimenting with more products. Oh well…..
These are the products that I showed in the video and the links to them:
PRIMA Watercolor Confections and brushes that fit inside and how to add more colors.
Prima Marketing Watercolor Confections: The Classics
Prima Marketing Watercolor Confections: Tropicals
DayBook Studio Watercolor Paint Pans
Silver Brush Plein Air Travel Brush, Size-8
Sakura 38551 4-ml Tank Koi Water Color Brush, Medium
Ranger Inkssentials Mini Misters, 3-Pack