I love this green
How would you describe the quality of this product?
The quality is good. I did have trouble with it shooting out of the tube upon opening the first few times, but since it can be easily rewet, I made sure to place the extra paint on the palette for later use.
How did this product perform compared to your expectations?
Very well. It is perhaps my favorite green. I've found many uses for it, more than I thought for a watercolor.
How would you describe the consistency?
The consistency is buttery. There are at least two distinct pigments in this paint. One is a muddy green/ earthy brown and the other is a bright clear sap green. I like how I can add water and lift out the darker color to control what areas i want the darker shade to be and what areas I want to be the brighter green.
How did you use this color in a painting?
I use this paint in a variety of ways.
- As a paint: for leaves, both in 2-d and 3-d work. Takes well to paper clay. Mixed with glues or acrylic mediums can create interesting effects, separating the two pigments.
- Coloring - I mix this with low temperature melt plastics or transparent sculpey. Both forms it retains the lovely duel nature, makes a neat marbling effect, and creates a natural green for plant leaves.
Was this product true to its value?
More expensive than many green pigments but worth it. I like that it is one of the cheaper paints in this line.
What was your overall experience with this product?
Very good. I'm Definitely taking advantage of the duel pigments. I can lift areas to get less of the darker shade or purposefully add more. Makes painting leaves and natural greens fun. Especially in 3-d work. The lighter green is staining, but not as severe as a phthalo green.
When I run out I plan to get more, or get some as a spare. I certainly go through this color a bit more than my other greens, let alone other paints.