Practising with Kuretake Gansai Tambi

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It’s back to basics today with a new palette – these are some Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours from Japan. I bought the 24 set simply because I didn’t fancy having metallic paints (I already have Finetec so getting another three metallic pans was quite pointless). With these palettes, I set on working on simple blending techniques – just loading on pigment on brushes and painting circles while the paint is still wet…

After a few circles, I realised a couple of things: 1) I wasn’t loading on enough pigment onto the brush or 2) I was loading on too much water. A habit really – I somehow like the look at soft colours. It could be an after-effect of using watercolour pencils. Who knows? Either way, this is something I’ll need to learn to control; am hoping that the practice will help. A good thing about these circles is that it’s quite relaxing. So I do look forward to more sessions.

It’ll also give me a chance to play around with the Gansai Tambi colours; perhaps up next a review on my watercolour paints? We’ll see.

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