The following article was written by Jane – detailing her first experience of using the ROSA Gallery Artists’ Watercolours.
We have a new artist quality watercolour in stock that has come from the Ukraine.
I thought I’d try them out to see what they are like.
Firstly, they are available in tube’s and in whole pans.
They are available in sets of whole pans 21 colours in landscape and a general range of colours at £49.95.
You can also buy an empty tin and choose the colours that suit your style. For example I love to paint and draw buildings and I have chosen the empty tin option and I am filling it with all the colours I will need. This picture is of my colour palette, I still have two more to add.
Watercolours vs Acrylic
I use acrylic normally as I like the way it dries quickly the colour intensity and the fact that if I make any mistakes they can be painted over and put right, with watercolour I can’t do that so let’s see what happens.
I’ve stretched my watercolour paper and stuck it to an A3 drawing board with gum strip.
The colours I’ve used in this picture are Payne’s grey and burnt umber. Now I have to wait until this is dry before I can continue.
New layer of colour
Once dry I can now add yellow ochre, burnt sienna and sepia to complete this new layer of colour.
These artists watercolour are fantastic, I am incredibly impressed by the strength of pigment in the individual colours, I wasn’t expecting that at all as I usually use acrylic because of the intensity of colour – I was surprised.
I love mixed media so I’m now going to work the left side in polychromos oil based pencils.
After many hours of work I’ve finally finished. Here are a couple of close ups.
This first picture is of the polychromos side against the watercolour.
The second one is a close up of the watercolour against the polychromos.
The finished piece
It’s not gone quite to plan but I’m fairly happy with the results.
Overall, I would recommend these marvellous watercolours, if you want artist quality paint on a small budget these are the watercolours for you.
I have really enjoyed using them and I have a couple more projects in mind using these Rosa Watercolours instead of acrylics.