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Old Monday 4th October 2004, 18:24   #1
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Watercolour palette

I thought it might be interesting to find out what palette other dabblers out there use for painting/sketching birds. I keep off most staining colours and mix my own greens. I use 12 -Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Pale, Crimson Alazirin, Cadmium Red, Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine, Light Red, Burnt Umber, Raw Umber, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna and Payne's Gray. I prefer Winsor & Newton Artist tubes. How about you lot?
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Old Monday 4th October 2004, 18:56   #2
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Erm.........
I use a Windsor & Newton 'Cotman' watercolour carry kit: it's about 5" X 4" and has 14 small blocks of pigment,a brush and palette. I LOVE it! It goes EVERYWHERE with me! It's been to the Hebs, Belgium, France, Devon..... Thoroughly recommended!
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Old Monday 4th October 2004, 18:58   #3
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Here's a pic I did with it!
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Old Monday 4th October 2004, 21:01   #4
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Hiya

I use what i think is probably the same as David.....

however, my pictures are pretty crappy by comparison

still, I try.
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Old Thursday 17th March 2005, 19:47   #5
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Alizirin Crimson is a colour which fades so maybe you would be better choosing a replacement
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Old Thursday 17th March 2005, 19:59   #6
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I use the same as David...Cotman watercolour kit (got it cheaper than in the shops from my art club). Colours are Cadmium yellow/cadmium red/alizarin crimson/ultramarine/cerulean blue/prussian blue/viridian hue green/yellow ochre/burnt sienna/burnt umber/ivory black and chinese white.
Only just started using it in the past couple of weeks. Before that I used a tin of twelve watercolour pencils to make quick drawings with in the field and worked on finished drawings at home with either pastels/pastel pencil or acrylics. Still a bit iffy with using watercolour...just need more practice!

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