Two weeks ago I got a set of the Daniel Smith new colours for 2017. They have been around for a while but it takes a long time to get down under. A huge thanks to Daniel Smith for sending me the set to test and play with. So far it’s just playtime.
The colours are:
Rose Madder Permanent
Aussie Red Gold
Raw Sienna Light
Burnt Sienna Light
The first thing I did was to sketch them! I didn’t want to open the tubes straight away so I just used one of the dot cards – as a result the washes are a little pale. I am definitely not a pink person so working with this selection of colours is really out of character but it is nice to be playing with something different (BTW wearing a pink high school uniform for 6 years might have something to do with my avoidance of pink – a huge wave to anyone reading this who went to Cheltenham Girls!)
As I said earlier, I am just playing at this stage, but I will be looking at Jane Blundell’s comments when I get a bit more serious about them. Has anyone else tried any of the new colours? What do you think?