Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy New Paints

I was very fortunate to receive a set of Japanese watercolour paints for Christmas.  I already have pans of Cotman watercolour paints in the traditional colour palette but wanted to try some new vibrant colours.  There is a beautiful turquoise shade and a wedgewood blue colour and even four metallic!

It seems such a shame to use them but I believe that they are the catalyst I need to get painting!

Wishing you all a Happy New Year full of creative opportunities x


  1. What a lovely set of paints, I'm sure you will be inspired by their colours. Happy New year, Simone:)

  2. What a beautiful present Simone! I do know what you mean about using them, they look so pristine but they're meant to be used, so I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with them!!
    Happy pre spring my friend.
    V x

  3. There are some gorgeous colours in that palette, I do hope it inspires you.

    Who makes them please?

  4. Each of us could have received the identical color box and in the hands of not a one of us would the results be the same. Isn't that magical?
    Happy new year, Simone.

  5. Oh yes you must....nothing like new paints to want to get creative!
    I look forward to seeing what you do with them!

  6. Gorgeous paints and delicious colours! You will love using them, I am sure.....I do love those blues :) Wishing you a very Happy New year, Simone.
    Helen xox

  7. Hello Simone,

    Happy New Year, have fun with the set of paints. Can't wait to see what you do with them.

    Happy days.

  8. ooo-such a tantalizing palette! I really look forward to seeing what you create, Simone. You are so very talented! Happy New Year, my friend! xxx

  9. Happy, peaceful and creative New Year, Simone; those paints look so beautiful!


  10. Painting dreams...rainbow schemes?

    Looking forward to the results. xx

  11. ohhhhhhhhhh !
    Japanese water colors how lucky !

    cheers, parsnip

  12. Metallic paints, wow what will they inspire you to do?
    These colours are really zingy, just the thing for dull, colourless days in winter!
    Lisa x

  13. A shame to use them??? No way. Jump in and paint, Simone! And enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! Here's to a wonderful, joyful, creative year!

  14. Delicious! Almost look good enough to eat!!! Its the perfect time of year to start something different isn't it. Happy New Year Simone - and glad you liked the Robin. He looks so cute in your photo.


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