If you love art as much as I do, there is always a special place in our hearts for new and fresh art media. Oh, and how wonderful it feels to use a new, never touched by your brushes palette! It’s almost as good as soaking in a hot tub, or drinking a cup of tea on a rainy day [such a vibe].
I bought these watercolours because the ones I used previously were so cheap [or old] that getting any consistent colour out of it was an absolute pain. So, I went to the high street of the Internet land, and spotted Major Brushes on amazon’s virtual shelves. These costed me about £4, which is also cheap but not as cheap as the ones I used before [it was that bad] . However, they can go as low as £2.50, I just wan’t really paying attention [sigh].
Summary of its strongest points:
- Great collection of essential colours
- Comes with a brush
- Can put my own brush in there
- Can replace or buy new colour blocks
Major Brushes are not professional, school grade watercolours. They are great for those who are unsure in their watercolouring skills or think they are not professional enough for more expensive paints. On the outside, it is a slick red tin with a beautiful logo and name of the brand. I like its simplicity, which also makes it recyclable.
On the inside, you’ll find that it has 12 colours, with more white than other 11, and that you can buy a replacement ‘cartridges’ for individual colours if you wished. This is a decent range for learning to mix watercolours, but for that specific activity Liz Steel (2018) recommends to buy tubes rather than tins.
Now, I’ve not lived my life long enough to use some very expensive watercolours [yet] , so I can’t really complain. However, Ivy Inkvine (2013) claims that Major Brushes watercolours are hard to use in a sense that their pigment is not very deep and to become liquid they take their sweet time.