As you may know from reading some of my other posts, I'm taking Joanne Sharpe's Color Love online class. Well, she's introduced me to a fabulous new (to me) watercolour media called Peerless Transparent Watercolor. As it turns out, this product was developed by Charles F. Nicholson in 1885 and the formula hasn't changed since then. For those of you who are of a more mature age, if you remember old photos that were colourized in the 1940s-60s, they would have been colourized with these pigments! Click on the word history if you'd like to know more.
They come on small sheets (about 2.5" X 6.6") but on Joanne's recommendation, I've cut mine in half and put the other half away for now. I've also made a little colour legend since the colours don't necessarily look like what you'd expect to see. A little goes a long way too! They provide these vibrant, beautiful colours and I suspect that they will last for a long time. For those of you who like an easy, portable product, these are fabulous! All you need is your water brush, your Peerless and a journal and your ready to go!
I suspect that my next calendar journal page will be done using these. Now I just have to think about the design for the page.
Here's a link to a demo of how to use Peerless watercolours. And a video of Jane Davenport demonstrating how she created a fabulous paint palette using Peerless watercolours.