Further to my previous article about deciding on the colours, I finally got around to preparing my palette and the extra pans that I expect I might need. There is no time in my busy itinerary to make up more and allow them to set for a few days if I need extra en-route! Not to mention the fact that paint tubes are additional weight and space. I normally prepare a brand new palette, but this year I cleaned up and topped up an everyday one, so a little proud of myself for not being as wasteful as I normally am. (Making fun of myself here!)
I am sharing this photo today so that we can all compare it with what I bring home and see how accurate my predictions were. (I often forgot to take the before and after photos and they would be very useful as reference for future trips.)
Hmm, It certainly appears strange that I am so light on with the red-pinks, but I have taken a spare Quin Rose on previous trips and never needed it. I also think I’m a little ambitious taking so much cerulean blue to the UK. I go through a lot here in Australia, but our skies are blue a lot of the time. Sorry! that is a bit cheeky… I might see lots of blue sky in Scotland and England this summer, mightn’t I? It is a great colour for greys too, so maybe my allowance is wise as I will be painting lots of greys.
Other articles to check out:
My watercolour section – with lots of things to consider when choosing your colours
Recommended minimum palette of 6 colours
A basic 12 colour palette
Putting together my palette for a big trip