Contributing artists Lisa Christensen explains how she sets up her watercolor palette for Plein Air painting.
I wanted to share with you some of my go-to colors for Plein air paintings. I love a split primary pallet, a warm and a cool color, that is why it’s called a spilt Primary pallet. The simplest colors I always have are Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Yellow Ochre, Lemon Yellow, Cad. Red, and Alizerian, or permanent Rose, Then for secondary colors I like a cobalt violet, imperial purple is another favorite of mine, but I also use carbazole violet from Daniel Smith. Sap green, or Green Gold depending on the season. I also like to have a dark blue, like indigo on my pallet for shadows and I use indigo a lot for animal paintings.
Contributin Artist Lisa Christensen