I got interested in alternative processes because of a course I took
several years ago that was just an intro. The permance is a nice
feature, but what i really like is that the prcoess (tricolor gum using
separation negatives) is a cross between photographic, graphic arts
and watercolor. It has tremendous flexibility from an artistic
Winsor and Newton watercolors are what I use for pigments -cadmium
yellow, alzarin crimson or carmine, and depending on the particular
slide I work from and what kind of pallett I want, either Winsor Blue
(which is closer to cyan) or Colbalt blue, which does very nice blue
skys for landscapes.
I've been working fairly seriously with the process for about a year and
a half now, and while I'm not delighted with my results yet, I've done
some work that I think is not at all bad. But I need practice, much
more practice, and, hopefully, a panchromatic film.