The great Water-Colours for the Palette Negotiation
I pulled out my stash of water colour tubes.
I also pulled out my bunch of the Arches 300 GSM Cold Press Water Colour paper custom sized art cards that I had cut out ( 2 1/2″x 3 1/2″), besides my broad black Sharpie marker…( courtesy http://limedoodledesign.com/2016/07/my-favorite-watercolors-and-how-i-chose-them/).
Painting over a card with a thick black line drawn across the card with a Black permanent Sharpie lets you see for yourself whether the water color is transparent, translucent, semi-opaque or opaque…and how it stands against black.
I started with a #8 round water colour brush loaded with colour, and swiped it along the black line( cards 1 and 2)….and I tried doing a two layered wash ( the third card)….and settled for the first way of making my swatch cards.
I pulled out my big, white plastic tray and added a smidge of every single water color I wanted to explore, before I chose the final set for my “happy colour” custom water colour palette.
And I made swatch cards using every such colour.
This is a sampling of all the swatch cards I painted, and punched a hole in the top left corner of each card.
At the base of every card, I wrote down the name of the colour, and the first initial/s of the brand.So, DS=Daniel Smith; S= Schminke; H= Holbein ; WN= Winsor Newton.