It's always fun to try out new pigments. I've had several in mind for a while that I've noticed in other artist's palettes. Anytime you open an art book from your shelf or attend an art class, you will usually discover the author/artist's palette selection and a discussion of warm and cool colors. Many artists have more than one grouping of colors they enjoy using, depending on the subject and the season. Others use the same color wheel most of the time. This is a matter of preference and what appeals to your eye.
Having a palette already selected before you begin painting makes decisions easier while you work. And trying out new pigments is a bit like holiday magic. This week, I visited Jerry's Artarama and returned home with two new brushes and four new tubes of paint, all Winsor Newton.
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