Tag Archives: Cobra Royal Talens water miscible paints

A tulip (or a peony)

I had a painted canvas I had lying around that I did not like at all. So with some inspiration from a painting of tulips I was gifted some time ago, I decided to paint right over the previous image. It only took me an hour, but I quite like the loose effect. Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 cm.


And more water lilies

A new post in some time. I did paint, but not very much of what I ended up liking. Did I say I love water lilies before? At any rate, here they are again.

In the meantime, I also had the chance to try three different brands of water-miscible oil paints: Winsor & Newton’s Artisan, Royal Talens’ Cobra Artist and Holbein’s Duo Aqua Oil. Despite reading great critiques of Holbein’s paints, I liked them least because they were the most difficult to clean and, frankly, this is likely to be the only reason to use water-miscibles at all. My favourites are Royal Talens Cobra paints despite the long drying times. Has anyone¬†been trying different water miscible paints, too?

Almond blossom

My almond tree needed pruning, but it was also about to bloom! I collected almost all branches with budding flowers and put them in all the vases I could find. It was that perfect moment in time when the nature is full of promises – all those buds full of life, not yet spent. 30cm x 40 cm canvas.