"I do not seek. I find." Pablo Picasso
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It doesn't matter what medium you're working in, paint just keeps getting more and more expensive. The more you can learn before you buy, the less you spend. Read the manufacturers' charts and labels on the tubes to answer some of the questions below. The rest you can't answer until you've tried the paint. You should test each color you buy so you know for sure whether you want to buy that color again.
Every manufacturer has colors that won't pass every test, so you must decide what your own preferences are. For example, one brand of colors has beautifully saturated color that is light fast, but many of the pigments have a tendency toward opacity. There is no correct brand of paint, but to learn about the characteristics of your paints, you can test them following the directions in my book, Exploring Color Revised. See also my paint FAQ.
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