Friday 2 October 2015

Daniel Smith dot card - Jane Blundell

I am home from a fabulous trip to the US, where I met up with Urban Sketchers and SBS sketchers in San Francisco, Seattle and Mount Vernon. I spent six days in the Daniel Smith Seattle store where I had a solo exhibition of my prints, A Splash of Colour, and I had a great time doing demonstrations and workshops, not to mention wandering around exploring the many nooks and crannies of that enormous and very friendly store.

I've brought home a number of my palette Dot Cards - a great way to try new colours. It has 19 of my basic palette colours, the 20th being my custom mixed Jane's Grey.

My personal palette is a bit different from my recommended Ultimate Mixing Palette. It starts with the same 15 colours, with two slight changes, and then includes some more convenience mixtures made from these colours and some lovely deep extra colours to make a total of 20. I have explained each colour as well as the slight changes I make for my own palette in an earlier post about how I designed my palette. You can find that here.

Jane Blundell Dot Card - a nifty way to try new colours


  1. So if I wanted to make a travel palette of only 3 or maybe 6 colors, what would your recommendation be??

    1. I have posted a few different limited palette suggestions at various times. Just 3? Ultramarine, Carmine and Hansa Yellow Medium (all Daniel Smith) or if you want a more CYM palette you might use Hansa Yellow Medium with Quinacridone Rose and Phthalo Blue GS. But I wouldn't choose to use just 3. Add Burnt Sienna and it speeds up the mixing and painting dramatically.
      Just 6? Have a look at this one or this one

  2. How would I purchase one of your dot cards, please?