04 August 2016

Changes in my Paint Box

Last year I wrote a post about my favorite watercolors
I wrote about my favorite colors, how I choose them, brands, and my 
 sets. You can read it here.

Although my sets are pretty much the same in the last five years or so, sometimes I make little changes which, depend on what I'm painting at the moment.
This time I replaced four colors in my big box, three because I wasn't using them and the other one just because I liked it better than the one I had.

Here is a close up of the new color chart showing name, pigment code and brand. 

WN = Winsor and Newton Artists' Watercolors
DS = Daniel Smith
Ma = MaimeriBlu
H = Holbein 

Please feel free to ask any question, you can leave a comment or use the contact form.

NOTE: The colors I replaced from my post from last year are Winsor Red, Opera, Aqua Green and Winsor Green (Yellow Shade). The colors I put in are Transparent Yellow, Daniel Smith's Quinacridone Magenta, Cerulean Blue and Cobalt Turquoise


  1. Such a pretty palette! I notice that you don't have many neutrals such as burnt sienna, burnt umber or neutral tint. Have you changed the colours in your small paint box too?

    1. Thank you very much Kaz!
      No I don't have neutrals for various reasons. I don't like neutrals, I almost never use them and if I need I can mix them using the other colors. I use the Quinacridone Gold and Quinacridone Burnt Orange as replacements for Raw Sienna and Burnt Sienna.
      My small box remains the same :)

  2. Just wondering is it possible to just water out the WN Quinacridone Violet and you achieve the WN cobalt violet?

    1. Not really, the WN cobalt violet PV14 is more towards magenta more brilliant and the WN quinacridone violet PV55 is more bluish a duller.
      Habe a look at some swatches here http://www.janeblundellart.com/purple-watercolour-swatches.html

  3. Thank you! All the beautiful colours <3. So positively confused! Love your palette, I love brights as well and it looks like the perfect mix of everything!

  4. I'm so amazed. I started this craft with my daughter over the summer. I bought paint and new brushes. Then we set out to create. It's alot harder than you make it look. I saw you video and supply list. I bought a dip pen from an Etsy dealer. Wondered if you can share with me brush recommendations. I'd appreciate it very much.

    1. The type of brushes I use depend on the medium I'm working with, watercolor or acrylic ink, and the surface, paper, stone, wood, fabric... The size of the brush depends on the size of the work.
      The list you saw with the video are NOT my recomendations. On these links you can find a list of tools and supplies I have used to paint pebbles.