Palette Update - 9.22.18

Illustration of 14 color watercolor travel palette with color swatches and pigment codes.

My palette as of 9.22.18

Note: WN = Winsor and Newton, DS = Daniel Smith, SCH = Schmincke 

I’ve included the pigment codes with each color name. Learn about pigment codes HERE

  1. WN Winsor Yellow PY154

  2. SCH Translucent Orange PO71

  3. DS Quinacridone Rose PV19

  4. WN Cobalt Turquoise Light PG50

  5. DS Cerulean Blue Chromium PB36

  6. DS French Ultramarine PB29

  7. DS Indanthrone Blue PB60

  8. DS Buff Titanium PW6:1

  9. WN Gold Ochre PY42

  10. DS Serpentine Genuine

  11. DS Perylene Green PBk31

  12. WN Burnt Sienna PR101

  13. Cool Brown (custom mix of Indanthrone Blue and Burnt Sienna)

  14. Lydia’s Grey (custom mix of French Ultramarine, Burnt Sienna, touch of Quinacridone Rose)

I feel like I’m getting close to my ideal palette…I want to try DS Ultramarine Blue (not French) because I’ve read it makes lovely greens. I’d also like to try a Burnt Sienna alternative, something easier to re-wet and stronger perhaps. And I’m dissatisfied with the “Cool Brown” custom mix. It lacks liveliness!