Our Contributing Artists:
On December 3, 2013 Ashesela K, wrote a review on Colors of Nature's watercolor paints. The review was unsolicited and derived from a free paint sample card that was sent to her a week or so earlier.
What Ashelea has written and produced with Colors of Nature's natural paints is informative and delightful. She has discovered for herself many of the points Colors of Nature has been striving to show artists since we opened.
Here is an example of some of her observations.
"There is no black in the Colors of Nature paint line, but I don't mind that at all. A great tip I read from many art masters, is to not use black paint, but to make a 'black' from a mixture of other colours. It really makes the darks in the paintings more realistic and in more harmony with the rest of the picture, since there is very little pure black in nature. Adding a pure black to your painting can make the black areas look too out of place with the rest of it. Also, shadows are generally not black, but darkened combinations of colours."
If you are interested in reading more of Ashesela's review please visit her at, Art Evolve.
G. Papadakis December 2013
Colors of Nature watercolor paint on acrylic cold-press paper 10" x 8"
Readers have asked why are there so few colors in our palette and retailers say their customers need more colors, more choices, but our contributing artists like G. Papadakis and J. Muir demonstrate that 13 natural colors in the hands of a talented artist are more than sufficient to produce a beautiful piece of artwork.
If you are such an artist let us know. We would like to speak with you. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"It's called 'Almost Free' because this cow, while rescued from whatever sad fate awaited her and now living in a sanctuary, will always be dependent on human charity for her well-being. She is domesticated - she can never be truly free. But this painting is not just about her being a victim - we see her gazing back at us with soul and intent.
Hope you like it."
- J. Muir -
L. Iaboni 2013
Colors of Nature paint on watercolor paper 4" x 6"
L. Iaboni 2013
Colors of Nature paint on watercolor paper 11" x 14"