How to Set Up a Watercolor Palette

True life: I set up this watercolor palette simply because I love rainbow color-coded things. Yeah. I'm that person. 

But really, I had a new set of watercolors in tubes I had been wanting to try out

and knew that you would love to know how to set them up in a palette too. 

I chose to organize the paints in a palette because I prefer to work with watercolors once they have dried, not wet. Like I said in the video, the paints I chose are not the highest quality, but I ended up a loving a lot of the color (the red in particular) so this palette is still part of my arsenal of painting supplies. 

How to Set Up a Watercolor Palette

Watch the video below to learn what palette I recommend, the colors used, and my plans for this set!

If you are wanting to set up your own watercolor palette, these are the supplies + tools that I used in this video and recommend to you: 

24 Watercolor Set by Royal & Langnickel

24 Well Watercolor Palette (similar) 

Ultramarine Blue - Winsor Newton Cotman Watercolor

Indian Yellow - Holbein Watercolor 

Watercolor Brush Size 10 - Winsor Newton

I have really been enjoying seeing your photos as you start practicing watercolor! Please keep sharing them on Instagram @PaigePoppe with me using the hashtag #PaigePoppeWorkshop. I really love seeing them!

Good luck setting up your own palette! 

July 17, 2015 — Paige Poppe
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