Daler Rowney 111 pcs Art set - RRP  £102 now £25.50 @ Cass Art
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Daler Rowney 111 pcs Art set - RRP £102 now £25.50 @ Cass Art

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Found 29th Jan
Last summer I started to teach myself to paint and I bought a fair amount of supplies and worked out what was good and what wasn’t. I’d consider Daler Rowney a good brand for art students or serious learners. Looking through what’s in there I’m skeptical at the £102 RRP but even so it’s an absolute bargain. Contents are:

full size aluminum easel with adjustable legs,
a black carry case,
a pencil pouch,
25 Drawing Sheets 8.5x11” (21.6X27.9CM),
1 White Eraser,
25 Oil Pastels (assorted colours),
6 Colouring pencils (Assorted colours),
6 Drawing pencils (Assorted grades), 12 x12ml Acrylic tubes (Assorted colours),
9 Brushes,
1 Stretched Canvas 8x10” (20x25cm),
1 Flower Mixing Palette,
1 Pencil sharpener,
12 Watercolour Half pans (Assorted colours),
1 Mini Watercolour brush,
5 Mixed media sheets A4,
1 Plastic palette knife
1 Colour Mixing Guide.
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Seems like a good price - listed for £45 to £55 on Amazon (amazon.co.uk/dp/…me=)
Any free delivery codes?...I can't find any but will post if I do tonight. Good deal!
Good price, I wouldn't use half of it so won't get it but If you can make use of it all you won't beat the price individually
Daler Rowney is a good brand, but the Simply range is the cheapest range they do and it's awful. Buying cheap acrylic paints isn't a good idea IMO, it leads to huge frustration.
throwawaysociety1 h, 33 m ago

Daler Rowney is a good brand, but the Simply range is the cheapest range …Daler Rowney is a good brand, but the Simply range is the cheapest range they do and it's awful. Buying cheap acrylic paints isn't a good idea IMO, it leads to huge frustration.


Interesting... what makes bad acrylic (or any paint?) bad? I’m still learning and so far I’m likel DR and Derwent materials. Is it a lack of pigment or too thin? Thank you, all advice much appreciated! This is my third ever piece, as you can see I have a very long way to go

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Ilikehotdeals117 m ago

Interesting... what makes bad acrylic (or any paint?) bad? I’m still l …Interesting... what makes bad acrylic (or any paint?) bad? I’m still learning and so far I’m likel DR and Derwent materials. Is it a lack of pigment or too thin? Thank you, all advice much appreciated! This is my third ever piece, as you can see I have a very long way to go [Image]



It's the lack of pigment, paint is made up of two things, pigment and binder - the cheaper the paint is the less pigment it will contain and that means they will use binder which is massively cheaper. Cheaper paint could also have opacity issues, titanium white for example should be very opaque, cheap brands of titanium white are very transparent (due to lack of pigment!). The other problem I had with cheap paint was huge colour shift from wet to dry , this is virtually eliminated in the brands I now use (Daler Rowney Cryla and Winsor Newton Artists' Acrylic). It's my opinion that if someone is learning to paint they should not hamper themselves, because it's hard enough to learn already! The rest of the set looks OK but personally I would just spend the £25 on some artists grade acrylic paints
throwawaysociety15 h, 6 m ago

It's the lack of pigment, paint is made up of two things, pigment and …It's the lack of pigment, paint is made up of two things, pigment and binder - the cheaper the paint is the less pigment it will contain and that means they will use binder which is massively cheaper. Cheaper paint could also have opacity issues, titanium white for example should be very opaque, cheap brands of titanium white are very transparent (due to lack of pigment!). The other problem I had with cheap paint was huge colour shift from wet to dry , this is virtually eliminated in the brands I now use (Daler Rowney Cryla and Winsor Newton Artists' Acrylic). It's my opinion that if someone is learning to paint they should not hamper themselves, because it's hard enough to learn already! The rest of the set looks OK but personally I would just spend the £25 on some artists grade acrylic paints


Agree with above, To add, it's also the quality of the pigments used. An indication of some quality is if a range of paints goes up in series.
Series 1 are the cheaper pigments eg the "earth" colours - umbers, ochres plus titanium white
then the cadmium reds and yellows (essential colours basically) are usually series 2 and slightly more expensive.
You rarely need to buy any Series 3 or 4 colours to get started -
Also cheaper paints will fade on your completed painting - the lightfastness /permanence will be poor compared to quality paints.
The feel for mixing and handling will be very different. They should not feel like the cheap poster paints we had at school.


I teach painting to adults so while it shouldnt cost a bomb to start it helps to use quality paints for the start.
A lot of "starter" painting sets are put together by people who never actually paint or dont know the basics of colour paint theory and mixing so they can miss out essential colours.
You only need
Cadmium red
Cadmium Yellow
Lemon Yellow
Permanent alizarin crimson or permanent rose
Ultramarine blue
Cerulean blue

plus white and say, umber to get going.

you can mix most colours from the above or other colours can be bought separately if/when needed.
Edited by: "Patr100" 30th Jan
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