i've talked before about my love affair with goulet pen company ink samples. here's what i have:
beaver is possibly my favorite.
but walnut, antietam, and army green are close seconds. i forced myself to get the army green and i'm glad i did because i love drawing with it.
i went over a small section of each dry ink sample with water so you can see how they rewet. i'm a huge fan of water soluble inks. i love their messy unpredictability.
the saguaro wine is pretty, but a good example of a color i'm glad i only spent $1.25 for. the ink palette shows all of my current inks. i've gone through about 10 others before i started keeping track. sometimes when i get low i pour the samples into one container and fill up one of my fountain pens. most of my selections usually combine to form wonderful deep russet shades. i use the 5 ml ink syringe from goulet to refill my fountain pens. simple. uncomplicated. unless you knock the ink sample over on your desk and all of the ink pours inside and puddles around things you then have to clean off one by one. unless that happens, it's totally excellent.
i also like dipping a size 0 round watercolor brush in the vials and drawing with it. fun!
speaking of which…
a new Masterpiece Mystery is beginning tonight and I'll be tuning in… Death Comes to Pemberley.
I’m so glad to see a sample of Noodler’s Antietam. It has great shading. I think I’ll get it.
Thanks for the post.
Dang! I missed the first episode of Death Comes to Pemberlly! I believe the episode can be seen on the PBS website in case anyone else fell asleep at the switch. I was watching the World Series (Giants fan) and then was online catching up with emails…
I’ve been a fan of Goulet Pens from early on. Never been disappointed or unhappy with any products I’ve bought from them. If you want to know about fountain pens, inks, writing papers suitable for ink pens, Brian Goulet has as much info in video format, Q&A, just a wealth of information. Lamy pens are my favorites aside from my old vintage pens. I’m old enough that my school required our homework be written in ink! Yes, that old.
Thanks for the ink samples…I don’t have any of those you’ve reviewed here. Apache Sunset is on the list as well as Noodler’s Beaver…
Jane S. says
Thanks for introducing me to the Goulet Pen Company. Have been using the Lamy Safari pen & now these colors are looking delicious!
Janet Ghio says
Such pretty colors. Love that apache sunset!!
Susie LaFond says
Love Noodler’s inks and happy there is someone out there in the wild blue checking them out and testing them for us. You are such a delightful ‘ink agent’. I have each of my Noodler’s in water brushes of various sizes and they are loaded up and ready for instant play. I’d never thought to do a water test on them. Funny, cuz when I buy any black ink or even pen the first thing I want to know is if it’s water soluable or not…I like playing with both so I guess I had best start putting my other colors to the test and see where they all fall…yup, that is what I am gonna do. Wishing you a wonderful week!!!!!
Jane Bumar says
I love Goulet ink samples! Such a value; get thee the Noodlers Burma Road brown however. It’s about halfway between water soluble and permanent. The most amazing old-world parchment sepia-olive. Makes everything look like its from another time; like you are a sketching Shakespeare drawing up the plans to build the Cathar fortress of Carcassonne (in my favorite region of France.) It’s heady stuff, that Burma Road brown!
Next up on the shelf to try is the black roses scented ink sample; I’m like that, you know.
Oh those colors!!! The elderberry, fog grey, the frankincense, indigo blue, and khaki…oh my!!!
I’m a Goulet ink sample junkie too!!! 😉
I ordered about 20 samples over the summer and two pens and have yet to do anything with them. But this afternoon, I shoveled the shit out of my art room, and found them, and now they are at least resting in a lovely drawer in my Ikea art chests. One step closer to using them! I remain your faithful procrastinator, Loretta
love this post and all it’s info, thanks! xoxo
I’ve not been tempted by any P&P sequels but that looks … intriguing … (wondering if my local PBS is carrying it)
Michele R. Unger says
I’ll meet you at Pemberley tonight!