I received a sample pack of three watercolors. I squeezed them out and threw away the tubes which means I don't remember the brand. I do remember that the red was Opera. There was also a blue and yellow. That was the only colors I used on this painting. The paper was a soft Arches printing paper.
Another painting using the three colors. Both of these were painted on the Arches Velin BFK Rives paper mentioned on a previous post. The paint picks up nicely as noted on the highlight on the nose and area above the lip. It is also nice for interesting effects created by dropping water into the background.
Thanks to Jessica for the watercolor samples. I have always wanted to try Opera.