My Favourite Watercolour Dark Mixes

dark watercolour swatch
andrew hodgson
Frank Eber

It’s the darks in watercolour that give your paintings punch.

It’s the diference between an amateur and a pro.

Juicy darks – Burnt Sienna is my favourite  – leaning towards blue for cool darks , more brown for warm darks.

It is possible to mix some of the examples below much darker than these, try them yourself!

Colour pigment abbreviations as follows:

 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 TURQUOIS

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