For today’s in context post I wanted to show you how when I need to make a note and work out which new pigments I want to buy and I’ve left my list at home, I simply sit down and work it out in the journal I’m using—even if it contains watercolor paper.
Above you see me working out which additional colors I wanted to add to a set of watercolors (list at top left where I’ve crossed two colors off because of course I don’t want to use them—though I did relent and ended up using hematite eventually).
Since I’d left my list of pigments that I wanted to add at home I asked Darin (co-owner of Wet Paint) if he had a Schmincke catalog and color chart I could sit down with. I’d been starring at the pigments enough that I came up with a bunch I could quickly add in for interest.
I’ll write more about the second box of pigments I put together at the end of 2017 in another post. (I found some fun colors to work with.)
Take a look at the pigments in your palette—are they working for you?
We’ll talk more. In the meantime use up those pages.