I have been trying some different watercolours lately and the one brand that l decided to write a review about is, “Dr. PH Martin’s Hydrus Watercolours.”
I absolutely love these watercolours and they totally feed my addiction for watercolour painting.
They are these wonderful liquid colours, Hydrus Fine Art Watercolours are available in 36 inter-mixable colours and they are formulated using light-fast, fine artist quality pigments.
I purchased the 15ml bottles with a dropper in the screw cap, but they are also available in larger bottles such as 30ml. They are AP approved, non-toxic and they are considered to be 25-50 percent brighter than traditional watercolours. They are transparent and archival.
They can also be used with an airbrush, brush and fountain pens. They are a bit expensive but because the colour is so concentrated and you’re diluting it with water, l have used them extensively and l haven’t yet made a dent in any of my bottles.
It’s easy to create bright decorative paintings and images with the Hydrus Watercolours but it is less easy to create paintings that are more naturalistic. You would have to be careful colour mixing, but it is possible, and because the colours are so strong and bright, the liquid watercolours are ideal to use when learning about and practicing colour mixing. Your colour intensity all depends on the amount of water you use to dilute your liquid colours.
The White Hydrus Watercolour is opaque and turns the paint into a body colour when added to wash mixes. The pigment content tends to settle in the bottle, so always shake them well in order to distribute the pigment before using and remember that a little drop goes a long way.
When the Hydrus watercolours dry on a plastic palette it is easy to reuse them by re-wetting them, bonus no wasting.
Overall l give the Dr. Ph Martin Hydrus Watercolours two thumbs up, and they have become one of my favourites in my art studio.
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I am hoping that l can be inspirational and informative. I always feel that paying it forward is a great way to live life. As a self taught artist l will try and share with you what l have learned.