I have been having fun adding some new colours to my watercolour palette. I am not sure they are all keepers, but I intend to enjoy finding out!
New colours include the rather excitingly named ‘Bright Violet’ by Holbein, which was introduced to me last weekend, by my lovely friend Vicky. I immediately placed an order for my very own tube! It is as gorgeous as expected, and this will be a smashing colour for dropping in wet areas for a little pop of colour.
Also new is Shadow Violet by Daniel Smith This is a definite keeper! a beautiful, moody, deep, grainy violet. Perfect for whipping out shadows when painting en plein air.
New-ish is the Cobalt Turquoise Light; a bit of a quirky colour, definitely not an essential, but fun to use, again for dropping into other wet colours, I enjoy this colour very much!
Naphthamide Maroon and Piemonte Genuine I have had a while, but not really used, so I have made space in the palette, to see how I like them. Naphthamide Maroon is a deep, gorgeous wine, Piemontite Genuine a luscious, granular, violet-brown.
My colour card, from the top:
- Buff Titanium
- Raw Sienna
- Raw Umber
- Neutral Tint
- Bright Violet
- Permanent Mauve
- Winsor Violet
- Shadow Violet
- Ultramarine (G)
- Phthalo Blue
- Cobalt Turquoise Light
- Cadmium Red
- Alizarin Crimson
- Permanent Rose
- Quin Magenta
- Naphthamide Maroon
- Piemontite Genuine
- Potter’s Pink
- Pyrrole Orange
- Winsor Orange
- Quin Gold
- Naples Yellow
- Cadmium Yellow Light
- Sap Green
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8 thoughts on “Rearranging My Watercolour Palette”
Looks like we were posting about our updated palettes at the same time 🙂
It tickles me to see blog titles like this one! Such scrumptious colors!
🙂 Thank you Kortney 🙂
Thanks for the links, I spent at least half an hour with my daughter looking at all the lovely colours available, we were like kids in a sweet shop, still don’t know what to order although there are quite a few on my wish list, ho hum. I’d love to know how they come up with the names for the colours. My set is so old I can only remember what a few of the names are (I didn’t make a colour chart)! Still I can have lots of fun trying to work it out and even more trying new ones when I have some spaces 🙂
Talking like this is starting to make me feel like a real artist 😉
Best wishes and happy playtime
Jenny, I missed this, so sorry. Did you order any paints? It can get a little overwhelming, can’t it!
Love that cobalt turquoise! Are you still using it? If so, I’d love to know how you incorporate it. In the photo, it looks like it would be perfect to work in as a clear, summer sky color.
Ha! I love that you know that I have most likely switched up my palette, Tonya 🙂
I still have it in my palette, tbh, it isn’t one of my most frequently used, but I really enjoy ‘dropping it into’ other colours for highlights and so forth. It adds such a beautiful dimension. You are right, it would be gorgeous for skies.