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Reply #30 on: March 26, 2015, 07:30:42 AM
JayJ and Tony,

Glad you liked my rooster.  Thanks for checking it out.

Hmmm... Golden's acrylic line looks fabulous at the demo, but I have no experience with acrylics so my attempts at using them may not be worthy of a review.  Golden really started as an acrylic company, so that's where they shine.

The colors they gave me in 15 ml tubes were Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold, Micaceous Iron Oxide, Hansa Yellow Medium, and a 30ml tube of Dioxazine purple.  If you can give me an idea of what to do with those four colors, I'll give it a go.

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Reply #31 on: March 26, 2015, 08:22:11 AM
This might help. 


I tried to make a stripe of full strength with a slightly damp brush; a dry brush stripe; and a wash stripe.

I love the Iron Oxide as you can see the mica chips in it.  Would be great as a wash on a metallic object. 

Love the purple!

Nice good clear yellow.

My sample here of the gold is not good. Tried again after the photo and got a less orangey stripe.  I had used it too full-strength in the stripe you see there.

Hope this helps.

Tonight when I have time, I will do the same thing with the six tubes of Golden's new QoR line of watercolors.

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Reply #32 on: March 26, 2015, 11:44:43 AM
I used the Dioxazine purple and Hansa yellow in the advanced watercolor course.

I think all 4 are good for just about anything-I use similar colors in my sketchbook for portraits.
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Reply #33 on: March 26, 2015, 12:49:30 PM
Looks as though you will be having great fun with these.
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Reply #34 on: March 26, 2015, 01:28:28 PM
Thanks Mea  Love your rooster.  The water colors are really neat!! 

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Reply #35 on: March 26, 2015, 04:45:33 PM
Thanks, Sherri.  I am definitely into rooster mode!

Thanks, Robin.  Yes, the new paints are fun to use.

Natalie, I am going to do an acrylic with those colors very soon.    Do you put acrylic on Mixed Media paper or watercolor or canvas?

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Reply #36 on: March 26, 2015, 07:15:10 PM
Here's my review of the Golden Paints QoR colors that I bought.  I am taking back the Green-Gold so it is not pictured below.  Instead, I am buying a green since I already have the gold.  I will also get the Micaceous Iron Oxide (because I liked the acrylic version of it) and also the Dioxazine Purple.



On page 1, I did the dry brush strip and under it the gradiated strip.  Then a patch of light wash, and last I covered a swatch with the gold.  The gold swatch I covered with red.  The ultramarine blue I tried to make purple, then washed it with gold.
Page 2:
Col 1 - I dropped beads of color into a wet puddle. The yellow and gold just sat there, but the other colors spread out.
Col. 2 - Color brushed onto a wet circle
Col 3 - Color spread across some "Matte Medium." (Golden product freebie, so wanted to see how to use it.)
Col 4 - Color brushed onto dry paper.
Col 5 - Color blown out of the circle.

What I learned:
The gold takes a very long time to dry. 

Unlike most watercolor, these colors seem to intensify as they dry.

This testing was all very unscientific so your results may vary wildly.

These colors will make a lovely Easter painting.

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Reply #37 on: March 26, 2015, 09:31:55 PM
thanks for being our tester, Mea! With so many options I appreciate that you shared your impressions with us on this particular brand. I'll look forward to seeing if our local store carries this and will try it. And 25% off is a great discount!
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Reply #38 on: March 26, 2015, 10:11:17 PM
Thanks, Sharon.  If I hadn't attended that demo, I would probably never have heard of that brand.

I was really happy with the MaimeriBlu brand that Denise told me about.  I'll work with the ones I like best in those two brands until I get introduced to something else.

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Reply #39 on: March 27, 2015, 01:03:45 AM
FYI, you won't find these paints in the big box stores.
Order online from Jerrys or Dick Blick and save over 25% off.
I found mine in a quality art supply shop in town.
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Reply #40 on: March 27, 2015, 11:20:05 AM
Thanks for the test, Mea. They look very interesting. I have not seen them them here yet but will look out for them. :clap: O0
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Reply #41 on: March 27, 2015, 05:53:27 PM
Mea, that rouster is nice and bright.  Well done.  :yippee:
Your paint samples are very vibrant.
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Reply #42 on: March 27, 2015, 07:19:41 PM
Thanks, Danielle.  Roosters are fun to do.

Glad to do it, Dennis.  Not sure I did the testing right, but I had fun trying them out.  Today I bought sap green, Iridescent Silver, Burnt Umber, and Dioxazine Purple.'

Will let paint something using those colors so you can see how they look.

Robin, I'll have to compare our prices with internet prices (plus shipping).  The place I buy from gives a Senior Citizen or membership discount. 10%

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Reply #43 on: March 27, 2015, 09:25:09 PM
I tested my newest QoR watercolor colors -- sap green, Dioxazine Purple, Burnt Umber, and Iridescent Silver.


I used the sap green and burnt umber on my sad little tree.  I used the dioxazine purple and the iridescent silver on the pot.  (needs more shading)

I think the silver will be fun to use.  I had wanted the micaceous iron oxide but it does not come in watercolor, only acrylic.

Again the colors are vivid, flow wonderfully

OK, back to productive painting now so I can use my colors for real.

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Reply #44 on: March 28, 2015, 02:27:46 AM
What a beautiful green.
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