So I picked up this really budget friendly set of watercolors at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C. last week. I am not going to lie- I had to buy them because they were so cute. I didn't really count on them being top notch watercolors at under $10 but I had to give them a go.
The biggest surprise was that there were 18 colors in this little stacking palette. Three layers of 6 colors each. You simply twist each layer as if it were a lid to tighten or loosen and pull them apart. I loved how compact the entire set was when put together. And a bonus for me was that a few of the paint hues were actually quite different than what you would normally find in a less expensive set of watercolors.
I was pretty impressed with the intense color that I was able to get out of these little paints. And while they did dry chalkier than I like, but just as I suspected they would for their price range, the color more than made up for the less than smooth finish when the paint was dry.
The palette on the right was made when I added a small amount of paint to a water soaked page. You can see the color is much less vibrant and yet very dreamy. I am not disliking these paints at all. They will be perfect for quick trips to the park or beach when I don't want to worry about packing up my good set. What are you exploring in the studio right now? Happy Creating!