Skilled watercolor artist Marcelo Daldoce reviews Turner Watercolors and GarzaPapel Handmade Paper!
Brazilian watercolorist Marcelo Daldoce is known for his skilled, luminous watercolor paintings, ranging from loose studies and sketches to meticulously detailed and even sculpted works. Needless to say, the 'success' of his paintings often hinges on the quality of the supplies used, be they paints, papers, brushes and more — as it does for any artist. Recently, Marcelo sat down to sketch with some Turner Concentrated Artists' Watercolors and GarzaPapel Handmade Watercolor paper — both of which are Jerry's exclusive items — and was kind enough to share his experiences with us!
Turner Artists' Watercolors reach a good combination of pigments and gum arabic. There is a good consistency that makes it vibrant and lightfast with a nice paint flow.
Like other brands, some colors are better than others. I favored the Cadmium and Burnt colors. The oxides and manganese violet had a gummy texture; which is normal in other brands. The highlight is the cost. For a 15ml tube you get good quality for a good price.
GarzaPapel Handmade Watercolor Paper absorbs the paint nicely. The cold press took a good time to dry; thus, making it easy to connect colors. I used the 280 lb. so, expectedly, there were no wrinkles while wet. The texture it leaves is a nice grain texture (perfect for loose watercolor paint). It has all the qualities good paper should have: acid free, handmade, 100% cotton. In addition, the cotton is 50% recycled, making it eco-friendly.
Both Turner and GarzaPapel are at the professional range and can compete with other established watercolor brands.
They are definitely worth a try!
Check out the video below to watch Marcelo sketch a figure from life using Turner Watercolors on GarzaPapel paper!
To learn more about Marcelo and his amazing watercolor artwork, visit his website at www.daldoce.com.
Some more artwork by Marcelo Daldoce:
What about you? Have you used any of these products? What did you like about them? Let us know in the comments below!