I have started using my new watercolour paints for this painting... I am finding it rather tricky, as I am not used to them at all. However, I do feel that this paint does look a lot fresher using a tube rather than a pan. It's nice being able to mix lots of colour at once as well. When I had only pans I used to run-out of mixed colour all the time, which was very annoying as you can never really get exact mix again.