I have been trying various brands of paint. Sometimes because our local art store has a particular color only in a particular brand or sometimes because I want to experience the difference in brands or finally because I was sent a free sample of paint by a VP of a well known company who found me painting in the woods while hiking with his kid. Sorry for the long sentence.
So now what? I have a box of mish mash. I still can't decide. I will say that using the water soluable Holbein has some interesting side effects when painting outside in sub freezing temperatures.
As I built the layers of paint on my board with my palette knife, the paint got colder and colder and stiffer and stiffer until it was almost frozen. Unintended consequence: the masses of color in the painting maintained their integrity and mixing on the board was reduced. A good thing.
The following is a painting done in the manner described above.
But I digress....some paints are drippy with oil, some are very stiff, some are very expensive, some are smooth and creamy.
I can't decide ... So I have gone back to the old faithful Winsor Newton for now.
Perhaps I pay too much for not ordering online, but I appreciate the variety and well stocked shelves of my local store. That would be The Guild Art Store on Main St in Northampton, MA.
I am finishing this post with a beautiful photograph of my grandmother that I found just yesterday !
Until the next time ......