Even though I had intended to get started tomorrow morning, I couldn't resist pulling a proof this evening to make sure everything was to my liking. Boy was I in for a disappointment.
|Origninal Paynes Gray on left, new one on right.|
I had started my edition using a small container of Paynes Gray that I had purchased from Rostow & Jung, before Akua was sold to Speedball. The color was perfect right out of the jar and I had assumed that when I reordered the same Paynes Gray from Speedball, it would match the original. Not so!
From the beginning, I have always been a big advocate of Akua ink; a great product that always gave me consistent results. This was the first time I had used Akua purchased from Speedball and to be perfectly honest, it didn't seem the same as the original.
|Difference between the two grays.|
The best thing I can do at the moment is step away for the night and see what I can do in the morning to try and resolve the issue.