Category Palettes & Supplies

Mixing Brown & Purple Watercolors

Inspired by some unique colors I have in colored pencil, I explored various mixes of brown and purple watercolor paints I had on hand. Browns Warm Sepia, Jackson’s Raw Umber, Holbein Sepia, Daniel Smith Purples Quinacridone Purple Blue, Van Gogh…

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Mixed-media Color Swatches

Color swatches
I’m collecting color swatches of colored pencils, acrylic markers, and watercolors to start doing some color studies. It’s a way for me to generate new ideas and explore new color combinations.
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New Watercolor Studio Set-up

Watercolor painting studio set-up

I wasn’t using my studio to paint because I enjoyed being in the living room while painting, so I finally set up a painting studio in the corner of the living room with quality daylight for most of the day…

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Earth Tones Palette Update (again)

Earth Tones watercolor palette 2021

After creating my Autumn palette, I decided to swap out a few more colors in my Earth Tones palette. I have been wanting to experiment with creating natural textile textures in watercolor, such as the natural color variations and patterning…

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Autumn & Earth Tones Watercolor Palettes

Autumn and Earth Tones watercolor palette swatch cards

Now that we’re officially into Fall, I assembled a vibrant Autumn watercolor palette. It consists of all Roman Szmal Aquarius paints and leans heavily on greens, yellows and oranges with lots of jewel tones. In addition, I’m augmenting it with…

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A. Gallo Signature 2 Palette

A Gallo Signature 2 palette

I just received my new A Gallo Signature 2 palette and a series of watercolor brushes. The packaging, as always, is very special and feels like receiving a birthday gift. It’s fun to assemble and swatch out a new palette,…

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