This entry was originally posted on Sunday, February 5, 2012.
It is Sunday which means I get to answer another question that came into my email box this week.
The question this week is
Do I ever mix brands of paint?
The answer is yes and no.
Yes, I have all different brands of paint that I paint with.
My favorite brands are Daniel Smith and Winsor & Newton.
I also have a couple of Graham and Holbein colors in my collection that I really like.
There is nothing wrong with mixing different brands of paint.
However, I try to stick to the brand that I start a painting with.
For instance, if I am using Daniel Smith’s French Ultramarine Blue in one painting and I run out in the middle of it, I will try to continue to use the Daniel Smith brand until that painting is finished.
The reason for this is that there are differences in the brands of paint. Some are subtle but some are not.
If the difference is not subtle then my painting will look weird if half of it is painted with one brand and the other half with the other brand.