I inherited a whole bunch of new paint colors a while back, and it was pretty cool to test them out. Colors that I probably never would have bought, but since they were given to me, I used them. I was amazed to see how many there are available. I see them in the catalogues all the time, but seeing them on my pallette was a whole new experience. Many of them I have created myself by mixing other colors, but there were a few that were a whole new experience. It felt a little overwhelming. I hear many other artists recommending limited palletts, and I understand why. Most colors can be attained by mixing a few key colors together, and I often tell watercolor students that color is secondary in importance to getting correct values. If the values are right in a painting - especially watercolor - then it almost doesn't matter what colors are used. But, all that being said, one of the cnew colors I used is called cobalt turquoise. I never would have bought this myself, but I loved using it in the areas where there is aerated water in this painting. It was fun to use.
|Portrait of Windansea|
Watercolor 12 x 17"