I admit, I covet every single Daniel Smith Primatek color, and can’t stop buying greens!
I am however, trying to understand the chemistry of paints now and looking at
how close various colors are — I don’t want to duplicate paints.
I have this theory about paint charts and new paints.
When you take the time to integrate new colors and order your paint palette,
new paint colors will show up to screw with your finished chart!
Because I was recouping from the doctor from hell
(and kidney stone surgery mishaps)
I decided to thoroughly clean my paintbox.
I like my tools clean, and there were a lot of overloaded
drippy paints colors on most of the white holders.
A general multicolored ooze was slippery on the bottom of the tin.
I also put them into their lovely rainbow order — or close for a first pass.
I created my chart, below.
I used up a tube of Chinese white that had a split in it mixing a few pastels I might use
on the bottom row — I am not a pastel gurl but we do have painted ladies in Portland!
I was feeling quite content with myself, all organized!
The day I finished I was gifted with a care package from Cathy Johnson that included
six Yarka watercolor cakes — you can see the colors across the top, below!
My theory holds water, I tell you! I’m not complaining —
I’ve wanted to try Yarka and the red-oranges are lovely and the sepia is GRAND!
I am not happy with my old Blick sepia, a color I use a lot! The Yarka’s wet so nicely.
Cathy also sent me a teeny travel case (below) and I will now use it for the more opaque colors I want to travel with, and use my daily travel pan for the transparents.
Gads I have to figure out what my travel palette will be now that I have six more
colors to take! I guarantee the Yarka Sepia is making the cut!
Also, the lovely Hotei Buddha is going onto my happy altar!
That may be the nicest gift of all . . .
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