Oh! I need to tell you about this lovely paint-by-number windmill painting that I am reviewing on behalf of Winnie’s Picks. What a marvellous piece of work, a wonderful way to entertain myself, while creating a masterpiece! Let me tell you all about it!
What I am Reviewing
I am reviewing “The water-mill of my youth“, which is one of several painting available from Winnie’s Picks. They sell a number of fabulous paint-by-number canvases that are excellent quality and fun to do. These are not the dollar store paint-by-number paintings of your youth. These are a high quality, solid paintings meant to delight adults.
They sell on average for $25.95 USD without a frame. You can design custom orders as well as buy with a frame. Winnie’s Picks sells paintings in seven categories:
- Easy Kits
- Paintings with a Frame
- Famous Paintings
- Animal Kingdom
Winnie’s Picks, details
My kit arrived much quicker than I expected after ordering. The tube arrived with a bit of shipping damage but this damage didn’t affect the contents. Nothing was missing, and the canvas, paint brushes and paints were in excellent condition.
Everything came tightly rolled. The canvas was rolled number side in, and the paints and brushes came wrapped in plastic.
The acrylic paints came with big numbers so you can easily tell which is which. You will note duplicates of paints that are used more often. Each paint container opens easily and reseals well.
The brushes have a good variety in tips and you will find them useful in filling larger areas quickly and tight spots easily.
Areas that are carefully delineated, with fine detail. It might look intimidating at first, but just take your time and have fun.
How was the kit to work with?
Before you start you will want to lay out your canvas and let it settle after being in the tube all rolled up. You might want to tack it down.
The paints are smooth and have good coverage. A few needed a couple of drops of water to thin them out a bit. The brushes work smoothly and are great to work with.
I am happy with how the painting is coming along. The paints are smooth and have good coverage. There are a few that I have added drops of water to thin them out a bit. The brushes are great.
I am really enjoying it. It is so much fun watching the waterfall and windmill come to life right before my eyes. I find that it is so relaxing to do every week.
It is really enjoyed applying the paints. My only concern is that sometimes for the white areas I need to cover up the number by painting it twice. But the brushes are smooth and the paint goes on easily.
I was really hoping to get it completely done before I posted my review but I have a bit too do yet. Isn’t it looking good? I am so looking forward to getting it all done and then finding just the right frame for it. It’ll look great hung on a wall won’t it?
Should you Get Winnie’s Picks?
I am very tempted to order this one. Isn’t it a cool looking cat? Makes me think of my Miss Lizzie with that intense stare.
But seriously, with the great paintbrushes, smooth paints, and the variety that you can do, don’t you think you’d have fun doing them? Large paintings done in detail on a real canvas backing that you can frame afterwards. Not just done in a couple of hours, but take a few hours to complete each week. Such a lovely use of time! 🙂
Winnie’s Picks have just launched their new collection. Collaborating with American artists to promote their work and give the opportunity to everyone to try them out.