>and Talens (Dutch).
>I suppose my point is that you can't rely on the contents of a tube
>saying, for example, 'Yellow Ochre' to be the same either from
>manufacturers or even from the same one over a period of years - so
>may find suddenly your favourite colour no longer works if you rely on
>tubes. Powdered pigment is also a lot cheaper.
Is powdered pigment difficult to get into solution with the gum? I've
never tried it. I use windsor & Newton tube colors and those combine
with the gum easily and smoothly. Cheaper one's Ive tried tend to
bunch up in the solution and produce bad results. But if powdered
ones work - well w&n tube colors are expensive and savings would be