I love color and mixing watercolor paints to see the different combinations one can make.
The above two palettes, I experimented with several years ago in a class with Jude Siegel at Multnomah Arts Center.
My friend, Sandy, shared some of her favorite palettes and ways to mix them. We started with the primaries- the cool and warm colors
Then added earth tones to our palettes-
Here the fun began to mix the secondary colors-
My blacks are not very black but my rinsing water sure was. Blacks mix the primaries together. The top is the warm primary mix and the bottom the cool primary mix. I need to play with this more and finish my homework- mixing browns with complementary colors. It's fun to use different paint primary colors of blue, red and yellow to get very different mixtures. Going back to some basics helps to remind me to play more with color in my artwork.