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Two favorite Sennelier colours

I am rather boring when it comes to using new colours. Once i find my niche, I am happy for a long time. Probably not the way to be an artist.  But I want to believe that it is me, the artist and not the tools that produces the masterpiece (which I’m still working on!!). And so my palette is always very limited to only a few well used colours.

This past week I cleaned out my palette, boutght a new Sennelier palette box and impulsively added some new colours.  I am in love, but totally in love, head over heels! Two new colours on my palette..Sennelier grey and warm grey, both from Sennelier.. Absolutely beautiful and perfect for my new search of more faded colours. They will work great this winter…they have mystery, are cool to push you bit back, but then exposes a warmth which draw you closer. I use them clean and pure to have them shine their own star..I think they deserve it. Well,  they definitely deserve a permanent place in my palette.

I worked on a thick pad of Canson mixed media paper, which is only meant for exercises, since it doesn’t allow for very wet work and the paper is rather fragile, even though it is 300g.

9 responses

  1. A beautiful American Thanksgiving to you and your family. You may not be eating turkey, but we all are wishing for a world that works towards peace and unity.

    Love the two colors. I don’t have them, will have to order….they are PERFECT for your work. I understand staying with a certain palette, but oh it is fun to branch out….hmmm your colors will be perfect for branches. The best to you. smiles: sharon

    November 21, 2012 at 10:42 pm

  2. Monique


    November 21, 2012 at 11:30 pm

  3. I’m like you and rarely change or add colours to my palette. Maybe I should follow your lead. I love the skull sketch and look forward to seeing more in your new greys 🙂

    November 22, 2012 at 7:00 am

  4. It is cold and dark here in Alaska and I crave rich colors, but your soft palette speaks volumes and it would describe what I see outside. Lovely post!

    November 26, 2012 at 8:32 pm

  5. thank you everybody..

    Yes sharon..it is fun to branch out..helps us push the envelope a bit..i have to do it more often.
    Suzie..Alaska..that is far and cold..but oh, so beautiful!!


    November 27, 2012 at 2:53 pm

  6. I so agree – there are favorites that I have used over and over. Alizarin crimson is one 🙂 I must look for these new greys – they are beautiful!

    November 27, 2012 at 4:03 pm

  7. Oh! re-doing your palette can be quite exciting! I always want to change mine !!
    I LOVE these soft tones!

    November 28, 2012 at 1:21 am

  8. Your watercolors always make me smile! Your color choice and touch of ink work are so perfect. I love your relaxed style. Looks like you found some nice new colors. Yeah!

    January 20, 2013 at 11:23 pm

  9. Glenn Fuqua

    New to sketching, but I’ve fallen hard. Love looking at your sketches. Will come back frequently. Thanks.

    April 18, 2015 at 2:53 pm

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