Hello friends, and thank you for popping back to read my blog review on the Mijello Mission Gold watercolours. I am sorry that l have been MIA lately, but summer always seems to be a busy time of the year. I have had a fun and productive summer this year and l was fortunate to be part of MeraQi Art Annex artist collective at the Fort Trade Square for the last 3 months. While there l was able to create some watercolour paintings with my favourite watercolours. I feel that l have experimented enough with the Mijello Mission Gold brand that originate from Korea, to give you some great feedback. I am not being sponsored and my review is solely based on my own opinions.
I first saw these watercolours sold on amazon and found that the pricing was a bit steep, so l found them offered on ebay, in a set of 36 (7mL) colours with a Mijello Watercolour Palette for $99.60 Canadian, that included shipping. These 7mL tubes will last you a long time as these colours are pure pigment and the “Gold Class” is a top of the line, artist grade series. The set comes with a colour chart pamphlet which is useful for picking out your individual colours when you want to buy more, and it also gives you all the information you need on the light-fastness and pigments. There are a total of 105 colours offered in the Mission Gold watercolour line. A high quality palette comes with this set offering an excellent mixing area, and 36 wells big enough for larger brushes. Overall l was impressed with this set for the value.
Right from the start, l noticed these fabulous, rich watercolours offer incredible vibrancy. The colours are strong and consistent that stay moist when you leave them to dry and they re-wet so quickly and beautifully. They mix well with wet on wet, and they are perfect for texture and granulation techniques. I found no issues when lifting the colours wet or dry. Some staining did result when dried and l was trying to lift but not with all colours. I am impressed that natural binders such as honey is used in this brand. Mixing colours was a dream as they did not become muddy. All 105 colours are AP certified from ACMI, proving that they are harmless to humans. I have to admit that it may take some practice when controlling the level of saturation due to the amount of pigments they offer. If you want light colours you will have to dilute them quite a bit, but this will help with a bit of colour going a long way, and you won’t need to use much to create light transparent colours.
One thing l did notice is that they do use different names for their colours compared to other manufacturers, l do advise creating your own colour swatch indicating the names to better familiarize yourself with the colours.
This brand also offers 15mL tubes so if you paint a lot you may want to check out some of the sets they offer in the larger tubes.
Overall these are by far my most favourite watercolours that l have tried to date, and believe me, l have tried many artist grade brands. The Mijello Misson Gold watercolours have never disappointed me yet, and l find myself only wanting to expand my collection with more of the wide variety of colours offered.
If you are an artist that loves vibrancy and colours that pack a punch, these are for sure a must try.
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Have a beautiful day my friends.
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