Sometimes I feel like I’m giong to pull my hair out. It may be that feel like nothing is ever going to work again. It may be that I dropped my ice cream cone on the sidewalk. Two of them. When life is nibbling at me in big chunks I feel like I’ve gone crazy, thus “Lunatic Robyn”.
Watercolors on Mineral Paper, 9″ x 12″, 10/26/2017
Especially apropos here in Virginia after yesterday’s … I can’t find words. Let’s do art instead.
Chaotic Days original art by & ©Robyn Harton: QoR watercolors on Yupo Heavy synthetic paper.
I love color so I was pretty sure I’d like QoR watercolor paints. When I was at Plaza Art a week or so ago, I got a set of the QoR High Chroma. The more color the better, right?
I did some flapping a brush with the QoR watercolors on paper as test runs.
Oh yeah. They’re pretty. Especially the Cobalt Teal. The Dioxazine purple is more or less like any Dioxazine purple as far as I can see. The other colors, even in some head to head tests with Daniel Smith watercolors which for some reason I did not photograph, the QoR came out to some extent more saturated and intense. You’ll have to take my word on it or go test them yourself. If you want to take them for a head to head test run, the colors in QoR’s high chroma watercolor paints set are: Dioxazine Purple, Cobalt Teal, Green Gold, Quinacridone Gold, Transparent Pyrrole Orange, and Quinacridone Magenta.
I really like the QoR watercolor paints, but not so much that I’m going to run out and try to replace all my current paints with QoRs. I would have to hock the cat! I would also have a hard time being pried away from my beloved Sennelier watercolors and the huge rainbow of Daniel Smith colors. I may add on to my selection or replace empties with QoRs. We will have to see how it goes.
Conspicuous note: If you click through some of the links on this page and make a purchase, I will make a few cents on the dollar.
Boots has been helping me out around the studio. So I told him I’d do his portrait in watercolor. I did it impressionistically to show his kitten side. I hope he likes his portrait. I’m afraid he’ll make me pay in catnip next time for his help in the studio.