The "Swatch This" Challenge Day 98
Turner Watercolor's Permanent Yellow, similar to Hansa Yellow Light, is clear, bright and intense. According to their website their watercolors " combining the finest pure pigments and gum arabic with high lightfast ratings and superb transparency and flow" are a "true professional paint". I am not used to this brand, but purchased the color as one listed as valuable by one of my favorite botanical artists from the U.K. To be fair, I only played with this pigment for a few minutes, so my assessment may not be accurate. This yellow was free flowing as advertised and intense. But the water to pigment ratio and how it mingled with other colors was odd. At times it seemed to just stop in its tracks far sooner than I thought it would or almost repel other pigments. My verdict is not complete yet, I will make a few more swatch tests with other pigments by Turner lest it be about the pigment and not the brand.
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