Blue watercolor paint test in Fabriano Artist Journal, originally uploaded by biffybeans.
Testing various blue watercolors in a Fabriano Artist Journal. The Manganese Blue is my latest, because I was looking for a "bluer" happier blue.
Daniel Smith watercolors are wonderful & deeply saturated, but for me, I can only order them online and paying shipping for one tube of paint isn't worth it for me. When I'm just looking for one color, I like to use Holbein paints, which I can but at two local art supply stores. I've had good luck with the Holbein paints. They mix well, and are nicely saturated.