Laying Out Your Watercolor Palette

If you are a beginner with watercolor painting, or even if you're not ( ! ), you may want to lay out your palette with a sheet of watercolor paper under it, paint a blob of each color on the paper, and then write the color name next to each (the images below help illustrate what I mean).  

It’s important to be consistent with the colors you use in order to give your painting a cohesive look.  If you mix a color you like it’s important to realize how you did it so you can do it again!  Knowing your colors is so very important!

Keep a color wheel handy.  I’v painted over 1,000 (at least!) original watercolors and I refer to it often!!!  Please let me know if you have any questions and I would be happy to help.


Watercolor Palette Layout 1
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