January 2, 2018 at 1:13 pm #130415
I was inspired by Kate Powell’s recent post ‘The Logic Behind My Travel Palette’ and I’ve been wanting to revisit my primary palette myself, so this is what I did New Year’s Day.
My choices aren’t as informed as Kate’s. I’m still more at the exploratory stage and in some cases, I wanted to try some colors I’ve had for a while but haven’t used much. In particular, I had tubes of Qor that are almost identical – Transparent Red Oxide and Transparent Brown Oxide. They came in different kits and I wanted to know which color, if either, would be good to keep. And obviously, I’m still deciding on colors to use. I have a few new ones coming that will go int the palette. I suspect the choices will continue to change forever, with 20 or so that make up my daily use colors.
While organizing art supplies, I came across this wooden Derwent pencil box that only had pencil stubs left. I had planned to put more pencils in it but realized it was just the right depth for watercolor pans. I was able to fit 57 full pans. It would have been more but the Da Vinci pans are larger than standard.
This won’t be a travel palette, but rather my primary home palette. I just hope the wood will be proof against the water. It’s pretty highly polished so I think it will.
January 2, 2018 at 3:48 pm #130431Kate PowellParticipant@kate-powell
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Am I informed or just verbose? tee-hee
I have several colors for you — don’t forget!
I love the old Derwent box. One thing you could do is to paint the inside of the box with acrylic sealer… clear.
I want to see the colors better — can you post a pic that we can read?January 2, 2018 at 4:03 pm #130433
Kate, the acrylic sealer is a good idea. Since my pans change direction, I labeled some going one way and some going another, so I’ve posted a couple of closer views of my swatch chart so it will hopefully be easier to read.January 2, 2018 at 4:32 pm #130436Sharon NolfiParticipant@sharonnolfi
Fantastic selection of colors. I notice it’s mainly DV. Has this always been your preference, or is this new since you got the DV palette from doodlewash?January 2, 2018 at 4:48 pm #130437Kate PowellParticipant@kate-powell
this is great!January 2, 2018 at 4:56 pm #130441Pamela SmithParticipant@pamela-smith
Sandra,this is such a great display,the wooden box looks like an antique pochade box,except that the lid doesn’t lift ,,anyway that’s what I was reminded of..,,I love it..January 2, 2018 at 5:11 pm #130445
Sharon, the preference for DV is new since Doodlewash. I was running out of several of my primary colors and I love the vibrancy and consistency of DV. At this point though, there are a few colors that I will probably replace with something else once I’ve used up the DV. I’ll go back to M Graham Quin Burnt Orange for instance. The Quin Violet is up in the air. The M Graham is more intense – almost too much so. I suspect I’ll keep a tube of both to use for different situations. It’s a color I use quite a bit.January 2, 2018 at 5:41 pm #130447
Pamela, I got this box a few years back. Derwent was holding a session of free classes and if you completed them, you got your choice of some free colored pencils. I chose the Coloursoft and was gob-smacked when they arrived in this beautiful box.
I would have preferred a hinged lid. I’m challenged when it comes to 3D puzzles and am forever trying to slide the lid on the wrong way. That’s how easily I’m baffled, lol. But it’s still a gorgeous box.January 4, 2018 at 3:46 pm #130832Susan CussParticipant@susan-cuss-1
That is a very cool box! Love your home palette!January 4, 2018 at 5:21 pm #130836
Thank you, Susan. I’ve been playing with some yellows today, trying to decide which ones to add and I may just add them all, lol.January 5, 2018 at 12:51 am #130845Jennifer McLeanParticipant@jennifer-mclean
Sandra, if you have all those yellows, might as well use them! Great home palette. My DV colors just arrived, gotta go swatch!January 5, 2018 at 12:12 pm #130918
Jennifer, I’ll have to create a yellows chart, lol. I have so many!
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