My current Watercolour Palette

This is my current watercolour palette cheatsheet that I tuck into my sketchbook as I go painting. One side is the pure watercolours, the others is white gouache mixed into the colours. It does dull the colours and give them a chalky look but it I want to add some opache highlights, I thought it could be useful.

I use the Winsor and Newton set of:

  • Lemon Yellow
  • Cadmium Yellow
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Intense Blue
  • Cadmium Red
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Burnt Umber
  • Viridian
  • Ultramarine
  • Green ( It’s stuck and I can’t get it out to see the label so I just label it green…)
  • Ivory Black

August 2017 Palette

Getting out there

Turns out that working with Charcoal on large pieces of paper makes a lot of mess, which can be frowned upon when living with others.

So, my experiments didn’t last long but it was still good get my hand moving again and once I have a studio space set up again, I will continue my experimental mark making. In the meantime I have been getting out for walks in the Lake District and Northumberland.

I have included just a few sketches here. I mainly fell back to take photos as I explored new areas which was a lot quicker as I walked and gawped at things but didn’t help my practice that much. Plus my cameras pretty naff so the photos never do it justice.

Still I have managed a few blobby paintings as my first shaky steps back into things.

 

Gelts wood 13aug17

Rickerby Aug 2017

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