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Testing your colors
In watercolour, one of the most important aspects of a well-created painting is to test all your chosen colors ahead of time.
By doing so, you will know that they mix well together, that they create a luminous glow and most importantly that they do not change into a muddy surface once mixed.
To help you do that, I have created a sheet with the most important particularities to test. If you take the time to play with your colors ahead of time, not only will you learn about them but you will have removed all the stress of making a mistake.
Watercolor is such a marvelous experience, but when mixing granulating pigments together it can become quite a challenge. To find out their reaction, I have tested two of them side by side in a full painting. I truly enjoyed the process although difficult and noted my finding on this document. Hope you enjoy and take the time to play with such magical colors.
If you're like me and have way too many colors on your palette it's great but if you have a limited color palette would like to find out how to create amazing fall colors for a painting using your existing colors, have a look at this little exercise. I'm sure you will be surprised by the beautiful results you can obtain with just a few base colors.