Created by: Marc Taro Holmes
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People have asked for my palette :)

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. People have been asking about color choices - so here's a look at my palette. I update this info on my website every so often - I am always trying out new colors. So check citizensketcher.wordpress.com for latest news, over on the 'watercolor gear' tab. BUT - as of right now, here's how the colors are arranged on my palette - with all the pigment names and numbers for you. Some are W&N, Some Daniel Smith, Some M.Graham.. This is a 24 color arrangement, that is set up with three values of each color range. The color ranges themselves are arrayed in what to my mind is logical. Warm on one side, Cool on the other, Blues going into Greens, Yellows going into Reds, with Darks on the bottom left, and Purples (shadow colors often) on the bottom right. Is the piece for sale? No

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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. People have been asking about color choices - so here's a look at my palette. I update this info on my website every so often - I am always trying out new colors. So check citizensketcher.wordpress.com for latest news, over on the 'watercolor gear' tab. BUT - as of right now, here's how the colors are arranged on my palette - with all the pigment names and numbers for you. Some are W&N, Some Daniel Smith, Some M.Graham.. This is a 24 color arrangement, that is set up with three values of each color range. The color ranges themselves are arrayed in what to my mind is logical. Warm on one side, Cool on the other, Blues going into Greens, Yellows going into Reds, with Darks on the bottom left, and Purples (shadow colors often) on the bottom right. Is the piece for sale? No

Q&A with Marc Taro Holmes

Julia Blackbourn asked:
Marc, is the raw umber/violet a tube color, two tube colors premixed before you put them in the pan, or two tube colors laid in separately side by side that you smush with water and your brush to get them blended when they hit the paper?
Marc Taro Holmes answered:
That Raw Umber Violet is a tube color that Daniel Smith makes. Much like their Moonglow it's a premixed combination of other pigments. It's kind of like it sounds - a browny purple grey. I'm debating moving it to the purple row, and getting a cooler grey - I think - graphite grey? Or I could get neutral tint, but that seems cheaty :) But that side is supposed to be the cool side :) So yes - I will probably remove Holb. Lilac (as that's just a whitened shade) and put that RUV in the middle of the purples - so we have Cobalt Violet, RUV and Moonglow as the three shades of purples. See! I tinker with the arrangements all the time :)
c.reed.ha7065318 asked:
the colors look very interesting but I can't read the names. could you change this somehow?
Marc Taro Holmes answered:
If you click to zoom in it should enlarge? (maybe not if you're on an ipad). (I'm on a computer). - but in any case - everything is listed in writing on this page, about half way down: https://citizensketcher.com/class-notes/ ~thanks ~m