Try-it Dots from Daniel Smith Art Supplies
My friends at Daniel Smith art supplies sent me this wonderful new watercolor product called Try-it Dots. The product has 238 small paintable samples of Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors, and includes the description and properties of each color. One of the things I love about this product is that it enables me to see and test actual pigments, and allows me to try a huge assortment of colors without investing in a lot of expensive tubes of paint. The Try-it Dots is a fabulous full reference chart of actual colors, and it’s also a full set of usable paint samples.
As you can see in the photo, so far I’ve mostly tried the blues and greens and I still have a lot of pigments left to work with. Here are four small 5”x8” seascapes that I’ve created this week, using only the Daniel Smith Try-it Dots.
Some of the colors (like the iridescents, interferenscents, pearlescents, and duochromes) are too prismatic in appearance to work well with my traditional style of seascapes and landscapes, but these metallic pigments are a perfect addition to the palette that I use for my abstract watercolor paintings and will add a whole new dimension and exciting new trend to my series.