I signed up to take Alisa Burke's class Watercolor Bliss. I would love to find a way to incorporate watercolor into my journal pages that is more satisfying and Alisa does beautiful work so it seemed a perfect combination. So far I am loving the class.
So I dragged out this baby. Most of these paints are 14 years old at least. I got it when I took my first watercolor class in 1997. I have used up some of the colors but there is still a lot of paint available. I had no idea what brand of paint these were or their color names. I ended up digging through old files to find out what brand of WC these were. Turns out these were Winsor-Newton paints and I now I know the color names too.
We are into week one and our assignments are to get familiar with our supplies. So I have been doing some samples of all the water media I have and there is lots of it. I have 4 sets of pencils, derwent and caran d'ache watercolor pencils and inktense and graphitint pencils. So I have been making these pages with samples of each color.
They took awhile but they are really fun to do. I like looking at all the colors and their names too. I also made sheets for the Neocolor II watercolor crayons and the all the watercolor paints I have.
Don't you just love all the color names, like shiraz and prussian blue and carmine and vermillion and more. I can't begin to tell you how much fun I had in making all these little squares of color. I was almost disappointed when I ran out of materials. It will be really nice to have these pages as reference for future work.
Tell me do you make little charts like these for your supplies?