I must say that I appreciate daniel smith paints more than ever now! I have been trying to use Winsor & Newton fresh out of the tube as they recommend by making new mixes each day, trying to match the mix I used in the same area the day before but it is a pain. I do think that the fresh paint flows a bit better but the difference is subtle.STUDENT GRADE PAINT – as the name implies is made for students experimenting and learning watercolor without wasting tons of money on high quality paints. THE ADVANTAGES: as mentioned earlier – these paints are great for experimenting with new colors and testing out new techniques. Since these paints are so much cheaper than other options.Also, Winsor and Newton makes a smaller EVERYTHING for a slightly higher price. Thinner, smaller pans (meaning less paint), smaller tubes (14ml instead of 15). Below, left to right: Winsor and Newton Professional half pan, Sennelier, generic half pan . L-R: W&N, Sennelier, generic pan . There are advantages and disadvantages to this.The stiff consistency of Winsor & Newton Oils can retain brush or palette knife marks or it can be thinned to the very finest of glazes. Winsor & newton artists’ oil colors remain soft and wet for a few days, allowing ample time for reworking your painting. All colors become touch-dry in thin films within 2 to 14 days.
This video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsR54Ctx_qc, can also be seen at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO1i2JmrYr2rgLa8vYRrnFg.Winsor & Newton Griffin Alkyds. alkyds’ main advantage over oil paints is that they are dry to the touch in 18 to 24 hours and can usually be varnished in 30 days. All colors remain workable for 4-8 hours, and dry at the same rate to a uniform semi-gloss finish.advantages cheap price to purchase 5gal latex paint is much cheaper than 5gal oil paint. Is waterbased for easy clean up. Dries quicker based on humidity levels. Can be thinned out with water for ease of brush movement. Great for speckling, scrunching and sponging color. Disadvantages. Can dry too fast is you are expecting to blend different colors in.Each has her own advantages and disadvantages. So since this is a sequel to that previous article , assuming you’ve read it, I finally bought the good stuff. I’ve always been using mostly Daniel Smith watercolors with a little bit of Windsor and Newton thrown in there.