Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors Review, and my painting with it

You can say this post is sponsored because I got a box of Mission Gold 34 color set from Mijello straight from Korea. So in this video, I’m going to talk about how I got it, what do I think of it, and as a bonus, I’m going to share the painting process of this painting using only the Mission Gold paint. Let’s dive into it.

Since the beginning of this year, I’ve been contacting different paint manufacturer. I want to see if any of them will want to work with me by having me test out some of their paint. I contacted Daniel Smith, Holbein, and Mijello. Last month, EO Song, from the overseas sales department from Mijello replied to me. She told me she will send some color to test and ask what color do I use. I replied to her and after like 2 weeks, I got a huge box from them. And I was floored by what they’ve sent me. I encourage you to watch my latest YouTube video for the detail. Here are some quick rundown of the things I discovered:

  • They are very easy to revive paint. Most of the colors melt very easily with a little fiddle of a wet brush.

  • The colors are very vibrant, intense, and consistent.

  • Some of the colors with the same name that look very different between Mission and Daniel Smith.
    Like Cobalt Turquoise, a color that I use a lot to mix my greens. The Cobalt Turquoise from Mission looks more like Cobalt Turquoise Teal from Daniel Smith, while the Cobalt Green from Mission looks more like the Cobalt Turquoise I’m familiar with from Daniel Smith. And the Cerulean Blue from Mission also looks very different from Daniel Smith and other brands. It’s a very beautiful blue, but I think their Cobalt Cerulean Blue looks more similar to the Cerulean Blue I am used to. So I definitely recommend you to do some research on your end if you decide to switch brand.

  • The earth tone colors from Mission Gold feels more intense.
    When it comes to earth tones like Yellow Ocher, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber and colors like that, I usually expect them to be a bit more muted and dull. But the ones from Mission feels very vibrant and intense. To a point, I feel it looks a bit “cartoonish” if you know what I mean. However, that’s not saying it’s bad, it’s just different, and I need to mix more colors into it to dull it down, or in other words, stabilize it.

  • It doesn’t flow as far as my Daniel Smith set.
    When I was doing wet on wet, the Mission Gold paint doesn't spread out and flow as far as my Daniel Smith paint.

But again, like I mentioned previously. If you have a good vision for your painting, it’s just the matter of getting used to the paint and achieve your vision. With the paint I have, I would probably have mix match my Daniel Smith colors with Mission Gold colors. So some vibrant colors like red, orange, and yellow will probably be better off using Mission Gold. And some earth tones like Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, or Yellow Ocher, I will probably use Daniel Smith color for those, since they are a bit more neutral and muted like how I expected them to be. Again, I encourage you to watch my latest YouTube video for the complete detail include a quick painting demo using only my new paint set.