This is the 2nd part of yesterdays post about the watercolor tin box and what colors I used. I had 18 colors to choose from. I used French Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin, Raw Sienna, Perm Brown, Burnt Umber, Cobalt Blue, Sap Green, and a touch of Cerulean Blue. My go-to watercolors are FUB, Alizarin, Burnt Umber, and Sap Green. I did find I liked adding Raw Sienna and Perm brown to my painting; would I add those to my go-to palette? probably not.
By using this small watercolor box, I found a way to finally use a water brush and not feel frustrated with it's performance. I used baby wipes to clean my brush between changing colors. It's that small trick that really made a difference. Because the baby wipes are moist, I also used them to lift color too. It's amazing that those small details made painting this impressionist painting so easy.