Last week I listed some of my favorite colors and mentioned how my favorite colors are not colors that I paint with the most. So I thought I'd also list colors I like to paint with.
I don't get it, I've never liked yellow but it is one of the first colors used up. Probably because yellow is a primary and therefore the base of many colors. Also it's found in nature so when I paint flowers it's put to good use.
I like warm yellows the best and yellow ochre which isn't really yellow. It's more of a tan and a very earthy color but it's valuable for skin and hair.
Another color I hadn't liked much before painting that is quickly gone from my palette. I do like wet in wet washes of a light yellow- green into a deep forest green. It blends so luciously and makes painting stems fun!
I was never against purple it was just a middle of the road color to me. When I started painting I quickly learned that my favorite color, pink, wasn't a very strong color to use in watercolor. So I turned to purple and love how it's such a regal color.
What are your favorite colors to use?