This piece of watercolour paper was left over, and I thought I’d use it for some colour experiments – how many different colour tints can you get when mixing violet with white? I used Schmincke College Violet with an unknown white which I got in a one Euro shop. I was quite surprised how creamy the Violet was – I just dipped my brush into the water and then applied the paint with my brush. Although the Schmincke College brand is the least expensive of the Schmincke paints it is richly pigmented – and the pigments are given on the tube. In comparison the no-name acrylic paints you can get in the 1 Euro shop have far less pigments and are more watery.