The Colours In My Paintbox: How They Earn Their Place

If you like this please +1 it! I’m putting together a list of the colours in my paintbox for the students attending our Galway urban sketching workshop in July this year. I change the colours a bit, but with the selection I’m going to describe here, there is almost no colour I can’t make. I will describe how the colours in my paintbox earn their place, and try to give you an example where you can clearly see each in action. All of them are by Schmincke, except for the last, which is Opera pink by Daniel Smith.
My colours
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  1. Clarisa

    February 23, 2018 at 1:34 am

    Hi Roisin, I had just suscribed today, having just discovered this and I am delighted with what I have found. It will be a big help to me. :-). A wuick question: where do I put that +1?! I loved your article.

    • Róisín Curé

      March 29, 2018 at 8:36 am

      Hi Clarisa, thank you so much for your kind words and of course your support. I am no wiser than you as to where to put the +1 but I will find out! Róisín

  2. Cathy

    May 22, 2016 at 12:02 am

    Thanks, I will be delighted this weekend to go through your old posts, I love the simplicity of your lines and your use of watercolor! I just wish I were closer to take a class!

    • Róisín Curé

      May 22, 2016 at 5:39 am

      Maybe someday I’ll put an online class together…meanwhile, enjoy the experimenting!

  3. Cathy

    May 21, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    Hi, I’ve just subscribed to your blog and love your sketches! I thought opera pink was fugitive? I will definitely spend some time going through all the posts from the past!

    • Róisín Curé

      May 21, 2016 at 9:17 pm

      Yes it is Cathy… but most of what I do is scanned for printing so I don’t mind. Enjoy the posts!

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