The winds were howling and gusting all day, so I spent the afternoon dabbling with my watercolors. I painted 4 copies of an exercise designed to build skills with layered washes. Part of why I did multiples is so that one could dry while I worked on another!

I also have ended up with a few tubes of paint from different manufacturers but with the same essential color. I decided to do a comparison, and that’s the color chart that’s shown.

In some cases, the pigment is the same, but the vendor has used different names. In other cases, the name is the same, but the paint is composed of different pigments.

The color names and pigment numbers are noted on the final color chart. Consult the the vendor web site for more information or better yet, check out Handprint’s pigment guides.

A Painterly Kind of Day

A Painterly Kind of Day

A Painterly Kind of Day

A Painterly Kind of Day

A Painterly Kind of Day

A Painterly Kind of Day

A Painterly Kind of Day

A Painterly Kind of Day

A Painterly Kind of Day

A Painterly Kind of Day

A Painterly Kind of Day

A Painterly Kind of Day