Having time to play with the paints, I thought I would show you the colors I hate in this set. My favorites, Alizarin Crimson and Burnt Sienna, look nothing like what I expect. To remind you, these are MamieriBlu, new to me. I've used Grumbacher and Windsor&Newton and never had this problem.
I don't have any of the other brand of paints or I would show you the differences. However, I think anyone worth their salt can tell the Alizarin Crimson is not how it should be. I think I remember the sales guy saying these paints are the hues of the color. That was after I had already bought and used them. I went back to ask my questions when I figured out the colors were weird. Well, what good is it to me that they're hues? And the Burnt Sienna? It looks almost like the Yellow Ochre, very little, if any difference.
The other colors are passable. What can I do? A commenter on the 100 Paintings Challenge said Go buy new paints and move on! I'm not quoting verbatim, just the general concept. I'm inclined to agree. This is so annoying. And she named these paints The Paints That Annoy. I love it!
With that, I used The Paints That Annoy and painted. That apple is done. Over. Kaput. I moved the items around once more and painted them without the stupid apple.
I allowed myself the twenty minutes I've been having success with and stopped. It's a little smooshy, but not horrible. Getting away from the apple helped since I didn't have to use much of the reds. The Paints That Annoy are going to have to keep company with paints I can rely on. Time to shop!