Frequently Asked Questions - colours

FAQs - colours

My basic palette consists of 8 colours. I vary these, depending on the effect that I want. Permanent Rose, Cobalt Blue, Aureolin (Azo) Yellow comprise my delicate triad. They are not staining and are what I use for initial washes. These three paints can be scrubbed out back to the white of the paper and easily softened later. As I move into deeper tones, I tend to use Alizarin Crimson (a staining paint), Ultramarine Blue, and Gamboges Yellow. To these six paints I use Burnt Sienna and Burnt Umber for my earth tones and mix with the other colours to create an extensive array of colours. Of course, when I want to capture a certain hue of an object, I may add other paints but these are my stand-bys.