My Favourite Pigment Mixes in my Watercolour Swatch File

watercolour greys

This section lets you look into my Pocket File where I collect swatches of colour of my favourite pigment mixes for my reference.

It is extremely useful, learning colour mixes is a bit like learning a language, there are many names to learn of pigments and an infinite number of variations.

(Click here to see my palette)

 

watercolour darks
watercolour palette chart

Abbreviations used in this file are more or less as follows:

  • ANT – ANTWERP BLUE
  • CER -CERULEAN
  • FUB – FRENCH ULTRAMARINE
  • COB – COBALT BLUE
  • CO – COBALT VIOLET
  • BU – BURNT UMBER
  • BS – BURNT SIENNA
  • LR – LIGHT RED
  • CR – CADMIUM RED
  • PS – PYROLL SCARLET
  • AC – ALAZARIN CRIMSON
  • RMG – ROSE MADDER GENIUNE
  • AU – AUREOLIN
  • RS – RAW SIENNA
  • HYM – HANSA YELLOW MEDIUM
  • HYL -HANSA YELLOW LIGHT
  • NY – NAPLES YELLOW
  • QC – QUINACHRADONE GOLD
  • IN – INDIGO
  • SP -SEPIA
  • VI -VIRIDIAN
  • CO – CADMIUM ORANGE
  • CLR – CADMIUM LIGHT RED
  • CYP – CADMIUM YELLOW PLAE
  • PG – PAYNES GREY
  • BM – BROWN MADDER
  • NG – NEW GAMBOGE
  • CT – COBALT TURQUOISE

Greens

Blues

Darks

Yellows

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