As promised, this entry looks at the wonderful world of watercolor.
If you’ve dabbled with painting, you may have used pan watercolors as a child or used tube watercolors in an art class.
However, there’s another kid on the block that deserves a little publicity, and it’s called liquid watercolor.
Versatile Paint For Your Many Creative Moods
Most of us like to dabble in a number of techniques, and Dr. Ph. Martin’s liquid watercolors are perfect for lots of applications. Whether you’re flinging paint to create an awesome piece of non-representational art or delicately penning details of a botanical illustration, Dr. Ph. Martin liquid watercolors is a perfect addition to your tabouret.
Liquid watercolor is intensely bright and perfect for illustration and reproduction. The vibrant colors can be used alone or to add brilliant detailing to pan or tube watercolor paintings.
This paint is fluid enough to use in an airbrush and mixes with acrylic paint to create custom colors for a mixed media painting. For adding color to pen and ink drawings, liquid paint is a perfect companion for cartoonists, manga artists and technical illustrators. It can even be used in a fountain pen, although you may have some extra clean-up duties when you’re done to keep the pen working smoothly.
Dr. Ph. Martin watercolor paints are available in three sets, each with a different color palette. This is set number two and includes Burnt Umber, Sap Green, Payne’s Gray, Sepia, Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Sienna, Viridian Green, Indian Red, Cobalt Blue, Permanent Red, Yellow Ochre and Hansa Deep Yellow. You’ll find the other sets have different hues, and you’ll probably want to get all three. However, you can start with one set and still have a full range of primary and secondary colors.
This set comes in a tray that can be used as not only a bottle holder but can double as a mixing tray. The 1-ounce (30 ml) glass bottles have eye-droppers, so you can precisely control how much paint you use. This feature is great for creating formulations you can reproduce at will. Simply write down your ratio of colors – for example, two drops of Hansa Deep Yellow and three drops of Cobalt Blue to create green. Now, whenever you want that special green, you just look in your little black book of formulas and, voilà, you’re ready to create that same hue.
Dr. Ph. Martin’s liquid watercolor is lightfast and acid-free. It also is AP approved and non-toxic, as well as 20 to 50 percent brighter than tube watercolor. Try Dr. Ph. Martin’s Hydrus Fine Art Watercolors. It’s sure to become one of your favorite mediums