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THanks, Karen. All great information.
Cheers,
Linda
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On Sep 15, 2014, at 12:53 PM, Karen Ackoff wrote:

> A couple of things…
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> Kohinohr makes these paints…
> http://www.amazon.com/Koh-I-Noor-Watercolor-Wheel-Stack-Pack/dp/B0006OLQLC/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1410809921&sr=8-5&keywords=peerless+watercolors
> Not top notch, but my students used these in a class I taught on manuscript illumination. The colors have filler so are a bit chalky (which was fine for our uses, as we built them up for a more opaque effect). I've seen these as cheap as $5. A deal.
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> Peerless makes a product whereby paper is coated with watercolors. Just wet, pick up the color, and paint. Perhaps good for travel. I do not know anything about the permanence of these colors and wouldn't rely on them for my work, but use them for sketches or studies.
> http://www.peerlesscolor.com/products.html
> Set of 15 colors is $14.
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> My preferred paints are Schmincke and Sennelier. Sennelier has some beautiful violets and blues, but their earth colors tend to have a bit too much honey, I think. I love Schmincke paints - they are brilliant and handle nicely. I do have the odd tube of Winsor & Newton. I like Daniel Smith mineral colors, and also several of the quinacridones. I do use Graham for my gouache, also Winsor & Newton.
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> I squeeze my tube paints into a metal watercolor box with half pans. I found a Sennelier box on sale for $70 and snatched up one of those. I have a second one I fill with all my Daniel Smith and Schmincke colors.
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> Pocket palettes….
> Plastic can't be beat for travel, but I do so love porcelain (so easy to clean). I tend to use these….
> http://www.peerlesscolor.com/products.html
> (Scroll down to the 2nd palette - porcelain palette with 12 wells.) I've traveled everywhere with these and never broken one. They are small… will actually fit in your pocket. I bought mine from Cornelissen & Sons in London.
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> When I travel, I carry my two metal watercolor boxes with half pans, my porcelain palette (maybe 2), and my brushes in a home-made brush carrier. Works for me.
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> On Sep 15, 2014, at 2:30 PM, Linda Feltner <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> Muah ha-ha! You Rock, Girl! ..
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>> I love DS paints. I use them along with W&N, interchangeably. I also love the granular, earthy pigments the hematites, lunar black and as I LOVE painting rocks, well, I just love these paints. DS is exclusive on those, and they are a good store. 
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>> I sure miss driving by their store in Seattle! They would even let me wet the brushes to get the sizing out before purchase, which is a real plus in my mind. Now, living down here, I have to order everything. But thankfully DS and W&N products are consistent.
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>> I may try out the Van Gough paints and see. You and Kathy have peaked my interest.  I like the water-brushes too, but I don't think they perform for the techniques beginner as a all-purpose pointed round. I think they are brilliant for field sketching. I have 3-4 for myself.  I may have to reconsider the brush, but ...... 
>> need more chocolate to decide. 
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>> Cheers,
>> Linda
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>> Linda M. Feltner Artist, LLC
>> P.O. Box 325
>> Hereford, AZ 85615
>> (520) 803-0538
>> www.lindafeltner.com
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>> On Sep 15, 2014, at 12:21 PM, Jenny Keller wrote:
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>>> Linda, 
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>>> Oh, go for the DS paints, I say. I totally agree about going for the the best possible quality, ESPECIALLY if you don't know how many participants you'll have and may be using the remaining paint yourself. It might as well be what you would buy and use, anyway. 
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>>> I have simply been pleasantly surprised by the Van Gogh paint and make affordable sets with it for my natural history field study students -- folks who aren't even sure if painting is an endeavor they want to try. I pair the home-made ProArt set with a Pentel water brush and get them all hooked on painting in the field. Muah ha-ha!. :o)
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>>> Jenny
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