Cheap Watercolor Poppy Painting!

Hi friends! I have taken a few days off for Christmas but I wanted to share the painting I did with the $5 set of watercolors I reviewed the other day.

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I hope you use what you have and paint along!

I got this set of watercolors under the Phoenix Art label at Ocean State Job Lot for $5 recently. I was surprised at the quality of these and I want to use them for some gouache type paintings. I have heard they are the same as the LUKAS opaque set of watercolors at Jerry’s or the Artist Loft brand. I have also seen them compared to theĀ Pelican watercolors but since I have not tried any of those brands I can’t say for sure. They remind me of the Grumbacher Deluxe set of opaque watercolors but honestly I liked these $5 paints better than the $47 Grumbachers but they were similar. They are a lot like a tempera cakes and I like how easily I can take out the pans, I plan on using this set in my children’s art classes, there is a lot of product in the pans as well and they seem to be very slow wearing. For $5 I am very pleased with them! If you see this set in your travels I recommend trying them out!

I wanted to remind you that you still have time to enter to win a set of knitting needles or brushes from Fab Art (winner drawn tomorrow) and stamps from ArtNeko (winner drawn Wednesday) so make sure you leave a comment on those blog postsĀ for a chance to win! I hope you had a happy, safe and relaxing weekend. I had a wonderful Christmas with good food, folks and fun and today was a big ol’ hang around in jammies day. However you spent the weekend I hope it was lovely. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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