Tomorrow is the first day of spring here in the northern hemisphere so I gave my palettes a good cleaning and I added 2 colors for spring: phthalo blue (green shade) and quinacridone coral!

Folio and pocket palettes from Art Toolkit.

Just look at all these glorious colors that you can mix with those two:

Check out that gorgeous black that you can get in the lower righthand corner!

I also split my phthalo blue double pan into 2 standard pans, one with phthalo blue green shade and one with the red shade! I’m having a little showdown to see which one I use the most. Will report back with what I find!

Here’s the full list of colors — WN = Winsor & Newton and DS = Daniel Smith:

Folio Palette

I mostly use this palette at home in the studio, but I’ve started taking it on adventures as well. It’s great for BIG brushes. I try to leave space so that I can work the paint in the pan but sometimes too much paint comes out of the tube!

  • DS Hansa yellow light (PY3)
  • DS Hansa yellow medium (PY97)
  • WN Cadmium yellow pale (PY35)
  • DS Quinacridone gold (PO48, PY150)
  • DS Raw Sienna (PBr7)
  • DS Transparent red oxide (PR101)
  • DS Phthalo green (PG7)
  • DS Phatho blue (green shade, PB15:3)
  • DS Phthalo blue (red shade, PB15:6)
  • WN Cobalt turquoise light (DS Cobalt teal blue PG50)
  • WN Cerulean blue (PB35)
  • DS Cobalt blue (PB28)
  • WN French ultramarine (PB29)
  • DS Quinacridone rose (PV19)
  • DS Quinacridone coral (PR209)
  • DS Organic vermillion (WN scarlet lake PR188)
  • DS Venetian red (PR101)
  • DS Indanthrone blue (PB60

Pocket Palette

This one is my “work horse” palette — I keep it in my backpack and it’s been on so many adventures with me. It has a pretty similar setup to the Folio, just smaller pans. Cobalt blue, raw sienna and transparent red oxide are in larger pans because I go through those colors more quickly. The 3 empty pans are for mixing.

  • WN Cadmium yellow pale (PY35)
  • DS Quinacridone gold (PO48, PY150)
  • DS Raw Sienna (PBr7)
  • DS Quinacridone rose (PV19)
  • DS Quinacridone coral (PR209)
  • DS Organic vermillion (WN scarlet lake PR188)
  • DS Venetian red (PR101)
  • DV Cobalt turquoise (PB36)
  • DS Phthalo green (blue shade, PG7)
  • DS Cobalt blue (PB28)
  • DS Phthalo blue (red shade, PB15:6)
  • DS Indanthrone blue (PB60)

Let me know if you have any questions, and happy spring!

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6 Comments

Steven Richardson · March 19, 2022 at 5:19 pm

Never thought of it: seasonal palettes?
Great idea!

Now, let me storm up basic emotion versions…
😀

    Lisa Spangler · March 19, 2022 at 5:41 pm

    That just gave me an idea for a stormy palette! all the moody darks and grays!

      Mary · March 20, 2022 at 12:00 am

      That would be NE OH in winter.

Bob Cochran · March 19, 2022 at 5:50 pm

Does “DV” mean “DaVinci”? I am a little confused because after watching the video demos you have done for Art Toolkit, I had the impression that you normally use Greenleaf and Blueberry paints. I’ve never tried them myself but I would certainly like to. Are Daniel Smith and Winsor & Newton colors what you prefer?

Steven Richardson · March 19, 2022 at 5:53 pm

Mmm, I was thinking ecstatic and joy – perhaps, a surrealistic version.
Thanks kindly for your keen sense of palette versions!😁

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