Simple Flat Watercolour Palettes
- A cheap plastic palette with little wells and mixing spaces that you can find in any art supply store.
- A ceramic dinner plate - preferably unpatterned and I would suggest white.
- A paper plate.
- Pads of palette paper.
- A scrap of watercolour paper.
What are the three forms of watercolor pigments?
Different types of watercolor paints include gouache paint, acrylic, and chalk. Gouache paints are opaque and ideal for creating paintings with deep colors. These paints work best when they're applied to pre-wetted paper. Gouache paint is an opaque watercolor tube paint that works best on top of the already-wet paper.
What are the different types of watercolor sheet?
Generally, watercolour papers are one of three different surface types; Hot Pressed (HP), Cold Pressed (CP) and Rough. 1. Hot pressed is the smoothest watercolour paper and is great for artists looking to render their subjects in fine detail.
What are the three watercolor rules?
Here are three rules to keep in mind:
- Work from light to dark. In watercolor painting, it's recommended to add light colors first and gradually introduce darker tones.
- Don't add too much water.
- Don't use every color in your palette.
What is a watercolor palette?
Watercolour palettes are generally made from plastic or porcelain, with mixing wells where artists can mix their colours. We also sell a selection of portable palettes and paint boxes which can be filled with pans or tube colour and taken out and about to paint in the field.
How much water should I put in a wet palette?
Setting up a wet palette is simple. Many come with everything you need in one package, and guidance notes. Place the foam or sponge inside the container. Soak the foam or sponge in water- we recommend 7 CL/2.4 oZ for the Painter size or 15 CL/5 oZ for the Studio size.