Hi friends! This week I have been playing with a new set of watercolors. I had several people recommend these as well and many folks wanting a review so when I saw a special on them I decided to give them a go. I picked up a set of 18 half pans of Sennelier l’Aquarelle watercolors, the deal was buy 12 get 6 free and I could not refuse. The set retails for $120 and I paid $60 (not bad but not cheap either.) Here are the colors in the set. I painted each swatch and let it dry and did 2 glazes (bottom half of each swatch with the 3rd glaze being in the bottom left corner) to achieve color intensity.
These paints are well suited to glazing. Glazing is the building of color using transparent layers of color. See what else I thought of these paints in today’s review!
I find that I am enjoying this set more and more as I use it. I look forward to combining it with other more vivid paints so I can get the best of both worlds. I don’t think these paints are for everyone, I really don’t think they “shine” unless you are willing to spend some time and layer. They are not the most vivid paints or the cheapest either so I think it is important to decided what features are most important to you. They are beautiful quality and worth a look if you like to build up color with layers and a bit of patience. Many online art stores are running this special so if you want the I suggest you grab them now while you get 18 for the price of 12. I will also say that half pans run either side of $5 on sale so you could always try a few open stock before committing to this set. Let me know if you have used these paints in the comments. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!