Saturday, 11 February 2017

Jane Davenport "Petite Palettes" in "Neutrals" Review

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I did a breakdown of the pigments used to make this set a short time ago and my views on those, as I could not get hold of this set in the UK to be able to review it. One of my community - Paula from Florida - dropped me an email to tell me she'd seen it at a great price in a bigbox art store in her local area and had picked up a spare set for me, which is an incredibly kind thing to do - thanks Paula! As soon as it arrived, I set about reviewing it the same day! She also sent me some other goodies, which I will review very soon!

If you want to get this set for yourself, your best bet is Jane Davenport's website (which has no affiliate scheme so I don't get any commission on sales through that link), but I have seen it on Amazon USA as well. Jane told me that she's hoping to have it on sale from a UK vendor in the next couple of weeks, so I hope that will make it easier for me to get the "Brights" set and that it will make life easier for those of you out there in Europe who want to get them and who don't want to pay the huge postage from Australia.

My video review of this product is my first in my new format! I am now doing all reviews of watercolours, at least, in this new format of a Part A and Part B pair of videos. Part A will cover the unboxing, the background, the pigment information, the swatching etc, and then a few weeks later when I've really had time to play with a product, a Part B video will show what I've done with it, tips and tricks for getting the most out of it, how it plays with other supplies and so on. I'm hoping this new format will be more useful to you, and it will be two videos each of 30-60 minutes in length, so absolutely packed with even more information on getting the most from your new products!


3 comments:

  1. I HAVE BOUGHT ORIENTAL WATERCOLORS LATELY..PRICE ETC. JUST TO TRY OUT. MOST OF THEM HAVE A SMELL INCLUDING HOLBEIN,.I AM SURE IT IS A FILLER ( CHINESE REALLY SMELL OF IT) DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS? MANNEMADE69@GMAIL.COM THE CHINESE WINSOR NEWTON WAS THE STRONGEST SMELLING.

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    1. It's not a filler, it's just the binder and vehicle components are different to western watercolours thus the paints smell quite detergent-y or perfume-y. Nothing abnormal about it and very usual in Eastern watercolours, which are more like Western gouache than watercolours and are designed for use on rice paper. As to what the exact component is that smells, hard to say given no Chinese manufacturer publishes compositions since they are not required to for domestic products.
      TSD

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  2. Looking for what FILLER is used in many cheap oriental watercolors..holbein has some of same smell.

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