The thoughts and works of a caffeine addicted artist!
Monday, April 21, 2008
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Over the past two years I have viewed some pieces of work where the colours stood out as so clean and fresh that I actually contacted the artists to ask which brand they used...The answer was always Daniel Smith Watercolours. I have tried to order via their online shop to no avail, greeted by the word ERROR on each occasion, and none of the UK based shops I looked up stocked them. Time and trouble sent them to the back of my mind only to be reminded of them again recently by Margaret's wonderful works.
Tonight I took the plunge, called them direct and placed a huge order. Twenty Four juicy colours (pictured above) + the five I qualified for FREE on their watercolour passport promotion:
Organic Vermilion Cobalt Blue Bismuth Vanadate Yellow Jadeite Genuine Cobalt Violet Deep
I realise that there is no way I actually NEED all 29 of these delicious colours but it's taken me so long to order and an estimated 4 weeks for delivery, so I decided to go for it!
I also ordered the 24 half pan enamelled metal box:
I was surprised to read that the paints come in large 15ml tubes, so I'm quite happy with the price of my order, I shall let you know if I feel the same about my mobile phone bill when it arrives! OUCH!