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Test Tuesday: Winsor & Newton Artists’ Water Colour

In this Test Tuesday we are experimenting with watercolor paints (again.) Unlike the previous watercolor test, this time we are using Winsor & Newton Artists’ Water Colour. I am testing the following colors; Winsor Red, Winsor Yellow, Cobalt Blue, and Lamp Black, using room temperature water.

Readi-Board Samples

The watercolor paints worked well on all of the Readi-Board and Adams Premium samples. Warm colored pigments did not show up as well on the red samples, as did cool pigments against the blue samples. This is often the case for colored mediums against colored samples. On the Readi-Board samples (except for the white) the red paint seemed to bleed more than the other colors and created a halo effect around the brush stroke.

Adams Premium Samples

As expected, the watercolor paints did not perform well on either the Readi Water Resistant or Readi-Erase board. You can clearly see the paint beaded up. The paint dried a little unpredictably on the No Paper sample, but the color was not easily scratched off with a finger nail. The paint applied well to the Readi-Grid sample, however the paint pigments highlighted the grid lines on the paper.

No Paper, Readi-Erase, Readi Water Resistant, Readi-Grid

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