This entry was originally posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2012.

One question I get asked by beginning watercolorists is about how to arrange the colors on a palette.

When arranging your palette, it is best to put all your yellows together, then all your reds, and finally all your blues. I also like to keep my colors that I mix often close together (such as French Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Sienna)

I also always position my palette the same way when I paint. I now know where each one of my colors is and I don’t have to think about which color is which while I am painting.

Leslie Lambert

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