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Watercolour & Acrylic Paint

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Watercolour Paint

There are two main types of watercolour paint - tubes, and pans. Pans are a great option if you are just getting started. You can get a started set like this one:

 This is a great option because it comes with a paint brush, a fold out space for water and plenty of palette space to blend colours. I had this set until I gave it to my niece and I switched to tube watercolour. The beauty of starting with a set like this, is that once the pan area is empty, you can buy a tube and fill the pan. Then you just let the paint dry in the pan and re-wet as needed.

Below are the tube colours that I use most often, and a good starting point fif you're wanting to paint nature scenes with professional grade paint, or you can save money from buying individual tubes and go for a set like this:

Payne’s Grey Watercolour

Hooker’s Green


Burnt Umber

Prussian Blue

Cadmium red

Yellow Ochre

Lemon Yellow

Lamp Black

Acrylic Paint

If you are new to acrylic painting, or experienced, try this paint set. I exclusively use Pébéo Paint for many years, and if it wasn't for hitting the Marketplace motherload of Golden Paint for a ridiculously smoking deal, I would still be using it. In fact, I don't know if it's just my personal preference, but I like painting with it more than with Golden. There, I've said it. Now, this mixed pack has very small tubes, they are only 20ml, but that's enough to see if you like the flow of the paint without breaking the bank. There's a good range of colours in this pack too.  

That being said. If you are just starting. I would highly recommend looking for a primary set and that comes with just the three primary colours (Red,Yellow and Blue), black, and white, and then practice mixing your own colours. Having a strong colour theory will make you a much stronger painter in the long run!

This primary set ($32.99) comes with a colour wheel which is pretty awesome! Only bummer is that there is that shipping looks like it will take a month. I'll add a link to a similar set that has fast delivery but it doesn't come with a colour wheel and costs almost $20 more, at $50.65.

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