Here’s another thought, Linda. From time to time I have wanted to try
new materials and asked Blick if they had samples I could try. I always
mention my class size and 75% of the time they send samples that help me make up
my mind. (This was most helpful with, for example, colored pencils, and again
with a huge variety of watercolor paper samples.) You can always ask. I
call their 800 number and ask to speak to customer service.
been reconsidering (again) the pigment situation.
I found on Blick, that Van Gogh makes small tube sets of 10 tubes and 12
tubes (10ml tubes), and also one of 12 half-pans. All the sets have Chinese
white, and Payne's Gray. The set of 10 tubes are 22.19. The set of 12 is
31.05, BUT it comes with a plastic palette of sorts, 6 mixing areas, a sponge
and a small brush (round nylon size 6).
So a set of 10 plus the pro-art palette would run appx the same as the set
of 12 in a plastic folding case. The good brush would still be extra.
I was processing that amount of paint that students might use... thanks to
Lore, and wondered if it not be better to just have a paint set, rather than a
Oh, Yarka. That was the brand of w/c paint set that the college sold in
their bookstore, and those are DREADFUL, and that's the kindest remark I can
make on them.
If I have more sets than students, I could just return them to Blick.
I guess I'll have to just buy a set and try them out.
Linda M. Feltner Artist,
P.O. Box 325
Hereford, AZ 85615
On Sep 15, 2014, at 11:31 AM, Jenny Keller wrote:
but i also find that the Van Gogh tube paints (not dry cakes -- i don't
think VG even makes them) are a good, economical choice for participants who
would otherwise not be able to afford a paint set at all.
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