Following Curiosity: Watercolor Archeology 101 (yes, I just made that course title up)
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|Many hours and ridiculously dirty paint water later, |
Steve and I had dug out a collection of watercolors
neither one of us would ever forget!
|I was really surprised at how vibrant and smooth these|
ancient watercolors were! None of them were technically
artist’s grade, but most of them had a superior light
fastness rating, which is what I really look for
in my art supplies.
|I obviously created this swatching “chart” on the fly as|
Steve and I dismantled tubes and excavated paint. It’s wild and
wooly (and note—I even forgot to label one of the shades of
red on the left!), but I absolutely love it!
|Y’all, please note the description—this is “High Class”|
watercolor paint! I have no idea what that
means, but it sure sounds fancy!
|I was really excited that many of the colors in the baggie Toni|
gave me were hues I did not have anywhere in my
|The yellows were the most difficult of the colors to excavate|
and yielded the least amount of paint. BUT,
I was determined to collect as much of the yellows
as possible as that is the color family
my watercolor collection is most lacking.