My watercolors moved!

My watercolors moved!

Deciding can sometimes take forever…

…but I finally did it: I got a new palette for my watercolors!

They have a new home now.

It’s very special.

It’s big.

It has interchangeable wells. (Perfect for someone who couldn’t make up her mind about the color set up in another 10 years…)

Aaand…it SPINS! Weee!

I had some messy fun filling it up!

Fully emptying the color tubes into the wells displayed the whole beauty as well as the different consistency of each color.

Some even have a scent to them!

“Lamp Black” reminded me of the smell of brown coal back in the times of the GDR.

What a sensory experience!

Through the process, I got to know my paints a lot better.

And what else have I learned?

Never fully empty the tubes, but save some to fill into your travel palettes! : /

Oh well…make mistakes to learn, right?

Neat, huh? Have you ever seen a palette that is a watercolor carousel?

With love,

Christina Hughes

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4 thoughts on “My watercolors moved!

    1. Christina Hughes Post author

      Hi Marc, what a great question! The carousel does have a cover, but that’s to keep the dust off. Watercolors are supposed to dry out in their wells. In order to use them, you reactivate them with water. I use a spray bottle for that, because I love efficiency 🙂

      1. Marc

        I see.
        I wasn’t sure if your watercolors work like the ones I used as a kid – they seem definitely more advanced.

        Thanks for clarifying, Christina.

        I would like to read more about what these colors are made of, their consistency and (your associations with) how they smell like – maybe a topic for another blog post? 🙂

      2. Christina Hughes Post author

        I had these same questions when I started using more advanced watercolors! You can either buy them in tubes (then squeeze them in wells and let them dry) or already dried up in wells (like the ones we used as children). The more professional they are, the more pigment they have…the more expensive they are. Some of them are made of real minerals. One of my favorites is made of real ground up amethyst. On paper, it looks like fluid amethyst, and when you hold it in the light, it glitters and shines! Thank you for your suggestion – I might write more about it in another post 🙂

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