|My Gouache Palette.|
The other is really just a very concentrated watercolour - no added chalk. This is the type I am most interested in. As far as I am aware, the brands that created this sort of gouache are M.Graham, Da Vinci and Schmincke. I've ended up using a mixture of these brands in my gouache palette. I am looking for fairly opaque but re-wettable versions since it is a travel and teaching palette. They will all crack a bit if you fill a pan too fast - it needs to be done in many stages - but I find it is also helpful to add a drop or two of glycerine to help them to rewet. They are designed to work with watercolours or alone. I have shown how it looks if no glycerine is
added when filling (always bit by bit) - you can see some cracking in the colours along the left side.
I have previously posted a couple of swatches of gouache when setting up a sketching palette -
M.Graham here and painted out here, Schmincke here the Zorn palette here and a photo of a swatch of my gouache palette here.
I will update these individual swatches, but I think it is more helpful to have them altogether.
I had some old gouache from the 1990s - some with no numbers or pigment information so I've included those too.
I used a 6 colour plus black and white set in the Art Spectrum range to create a whole range of colour charts and wheels here, but the Black and White, Deep Yellow, Ultramarine and Vermilion I used have long since dried up so I haven't included a sample of those.
Here are the various tube sizes - the Da Vinci 37ml tubes are enormous! The others range from 14ml for the W&N, 15ml for the Schmincke Horadam, the M.Graham and the smaller Da Vinci, and 22.5 ml for the Art Spectrum.
Here are the whites.
|Cool and mid yellow Gouache - Hansa Yellow Light Da Vinci, Cadmium Yellow Light Schmincke, Primary Yellow Winsor & Newton, Azo Yellow M.Graham, Primrose Art Spectrum.|
|Ultramarine Gouache - Ultramarine Da Vinci, Ultramarine Deep Schmincke, Ultramarine M.Graham.|
Phthalo pigments are not opaque. Good for tinting other colours though.
|Cool blue Gouache - Phthalo Blue Da Vinci, Helio Blue Schmincke, Intense Blue Winsor & Newton, Myosis Blue, Winsor & Newton, Asure Blue Winsor & Newton.|
I think the Art Spectrum was a genuine cerulean pigment but the M.Graham certainly is.
|Cool blue and cerulean Gouache - Paris Blue Schmincke, Peacock Blue Winsore & Newton, |
Cerulean Blue M.Graham, Cerulean Blue Art Spectrum
This is a lovely turquoise colour. I don't use it much but it is a little more opaque than the phthalos and can be used to neutralise a warm red, or to mix greens with the yellows.
|Turquoise Gouache - Helio Turquoise Schmincke.|
Phthalo green is usually a transparent pigment.
|Green Gouache - Helio Green Bluish Schmincke, Phthalocyaninie Green M.Graham.|
I really like PBr24 but only have it in my gouache palette.
|Black Gouache - Black Da Vinci, Ivory Black Schmincke, Jet Black Schmincke, Ivory Black CMYK Winsor & Newton, Lamp Black M.Graham.|
I use some sparkly colours for calligraphy, not for painting. The Silver and Bronze are very old tubes.
|Metallic Gouache - Red Pearl Schmincke, Gold Pearl Schmincke, Silver Linel, Bronze Winsor & Newton.|