Students frequently ask me what paints I used on a particular project
I understand. You like the finished look and you want to duplicate my results.
But here's the thing: you can be using the same exact paint colors, same brand, same line, same color, same everything and you still won't be able to completely recreate what I've done.
That's because a shopping list of paint colors isn't enough.
The magic is in the mix.
It's not the colors you use, it's how you use them.
This is why I'll be posting palette shots for each of my watercolor classes.
I've given you the supply list but that doesn't tell you what colors I've created from the paints.
Palette shots are a peek into the process. Once you know I've used Pyrrol Scarlet and Hansa Medium to make a coral color, you can then find it on my palette and see the different versions of coral I've mixed.
Here's "Chinese Lanterns", the project for tonight's watercolor class:
And here's my palette:
This was clean when I started and the photo was taken right after I'd finished the last little bits of touch up work.
Now, be a palette detective-
I'm looking forward to tonight's class
Especially to see what color mixes you can make from the same paints!