A Well Rounded Watercolor Palette

A Well Rounded Watercolor Palette

THE COLORS ON MY PALETTE
Here is a list of the watercolors that always seem to be on my palette.  I often have other colors that I call my “guest colors” that come and go but the ones listed below are my favorite. 
COLOR
BRAND
NOTES
SUBSTITUTE COLOR
Lemon Yellow
D.S.
Good cool yellow
Hansa Yellow Med. 
Phthalo Yellow Green
D.S.
Bright spring green
Cadmium Green Pale
Rich Green Gold
D.S.
Mix with blues and yellows for greenery
Phthalo Green YS
D.S.
Phthalo Turquoise
D.S.
Great for making darks
Cobalt Blue Teal
D.S.
Good “Pop” color
Cerulean
D.S. or W.N.
Manganese Blue/ good for skies & foliage
Cobalt Blue
W.N. or D.S.
Good for skies
Phthalo Blue RS
D.S.
Great for making darks and adding to foliage
French Ultramarine
D.S. or W.N.
The warmest blue
Carbazole Violet
D.S.
Good for adding to shadows
Cobalt Violet Deep
Quinacridone Violet
D.S. or W.N.
Good shadow color
Permanent Magenta
Permanent Rose
W.N.
Quinacridone Rose/ good for flowers
Permanent Red
D.S. or W.N.
True red
Winsor Red
Permanent Orange
D.S.
Good for flowers
Quinacridone Burnt Orange
D.S.
Good earth tone
Quinacridone Gold
D.S.
Stone wall, mixes well to make greens
New Gamboge
D.S.
Indian Yellow
D.S. = Daniel Smith; W.N. = Winsor Newton

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