I'm very much a beginner when it comes to oil painting and I'm still gathering up paints, light bulbs, brushes etc.
But selecting the paint is giving me a bit of a headache. I'm currently based in South Africa, so paint is rather expensive. However, I can get my hands on the Maimeri Classico and Artisti range at much lower cost than Winsor Newton Artist's range.
(1)Would I be going wrong if I went with Maimeri's Permanent Carmine? What other colour would be a good substitute for Permanent Alizarin Crimson? Or rather permanent madder deep?
(2) What is the difference between Ultramarine Deep and Light? Which is better for this style of painting?
(3)If I could get suitable colours from Maimer's Classico range (to start with) it would be quite a relief. As the Artisti colours cost 3x as much. Although they're still cheaper than W&N. On the other hand I don't want to get frustrated with low pigmented paints. Would the Classico be suitable or must I just go straight for Artisti?
I would appreciate any advice, especially from somebody who has used the Maimeri oil paints.
Thank you very much!!
Artisti range: http://www.armadilloart.com/images/Product Images/Paints/Oils/Maimeri Oils/Artisti/artisti_colour_chart.jpg
Classico range: https://www.discountart.com/store/media/Maimeri/maimeri_classico_colour_chart 2500 x 1698.jpg