Left: Remember I wrote when I introduced "The Hiatus" that the image wouldn't necessarily go with the topic…8.5 x 11 inch sketch in violet ink (parallel pen) on yellow Tiziano. Click on the image to view an enlargement.
In keeping with "The Hiatus" I've decided to suggest you revisit some posts on how I go about selecting a color palette to use in watercolor, gouache, and also acrylic paints.
First up there's a post from November 2009. The blog was only a year old and I was already harping on about color.
I write about why I use Burnt Sienna, and have some tips on how to go about selecting pigments for your palette. I also deliver a little bit of tough love. (Which seems a common theme in my color theory posts.)
Earlier that year in April I wrote about testing some new Daniel Smith Watercolors and you can read about that here.
And finally (for today's review) I posted about "Another Way to Approach Terra Rosa from M. Graham," which might interest you if you want to see a fun triad chart and learn why certain choices matter to me.