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Reply #30 on: September 26, 2011, 05:10:19 PM
Ya, I copied and pasted that into Irfanview then printed it out.
I'm going to let this dry a couple days before I get after it again, tho.

Oh, forgot to mention that there was no cracking on this nor the other two I used SoHo on in multiple layers... so far.

Thanks,
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Reply #31 on: November 17, 2011, 08:19:25 PM
It depends sometimes the paint is dry but with a little thinking you can deal with that, oil paints inject a little linseed oil,acrylics inject a little water they work great!  Ray


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Reply #32 on: November 17, 2011, 10:29:20 PM
Hi Ray!  :yippee:  :welcome: to Paintbasket and thanks.  O0 You'll love it here. Everybody is so helpful and friendly.
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Reply #33 on: November 18, 2011, 11:03:01 AM
:bigwelcome: out of the shadows Sunray - I know you have been a member for quite a while now.  ;)


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Reply #34 on: November 20, 2011, 11:36:37 AM
 :welcome: Sunray, nice to see you on the forum. We can always use a fresh perspective.  :clap:
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Reply #35 on: February 16, 2012, 12:00:26 AM


I see that this is an old question, but maybe someone is still interested.  I received two tubes of SoHo paints as a free sample from Cheap Joe's, one of Cobalt Violet and the second of New Gamboge.  It just so happened that these are paints that I have already obtained from other manufacturers and compared these two.  My observations are as follows:

First, both of these paints from SoHo were not single pigments but rather a hue.  Cobalt Violet consisted of a combination of PR122 and PB29, which are red and blue pigments specifically.  Mixing the two gives you a violet paint color, but combining them from different families makes it difficult to gauge how the paint will react on paper.  The single pigment for Cobalt Violet is PV14 (the "V" here in the CI number (Color Identification Number) is for Violet and is made by Winsor and Newton, Rowney, Blockx, Rembrandt, Daniel Smith, Utrecht, and DaVinci (although DaVinci adds a blue pigment, PB28 to make a color it calls Cobalt Violet Deep).

Comparing the SoHo brand with the Winsor and Smith brands was no comparison:  SoHo lacked the clarity and consistent coverage that the other brands had.

New Gamboge by SoHo was made by a combo of PY17 (a Yellow pigment) and PO34 (an Orange pigment).  New Gamboge by Winsor and Newton is, again, a single-pigment paint, PY153 (Nickel Dioxine) and relies on the fineness of the grind and the amount of pigment per gram to achieve its color.  Here, again, SoHo compared very poorly, in my opinion, with the single-pigment paints. 

SoHo produces their tubes in 7ml and claims that their paints are so highly concentrated that 7ml of their paint is equal to 21ml of anyone else's.  They offer, on sale at Cheap Joe's, three 7ml tubes for less than $7.00.  Compared to the "high end" pigment manufacturers, this is an outstanding price and is worth getting a couple tubes of the pigments you use most often and compare the two yourself before committing to buying the line.

Hope this helps.

Walt


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Reply #36 on: February 16, 2012, 03:36:53 AM
Thanks for the info Walt.  :clap: The comparisons are very interesting.  O0
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Reply #37 on: February 16, 2012, 12:01:32 PM
Great feedback, thank Walt  :clap:


 

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