In my previous blogpost I was talking about my spring pocket palettes, and about my pink pocket palette.
The pink watercolor tubes I bought to make that palette are not all available any more. Some beautiful Holbein pinks I bought in Japan are sold out.
Pink is a particular beautiful color that is not very often used, so you maybe also don’t want to buy a whole tube of it? I particularly love the juicy cherry blossom color Shell Pink by Holbein.
My friend Nathalie told me she found Shell Pink is made of Titanium White and Pyrrol orange, so I decided to experiment myself with all the reddish orange and orangish red color tubes I had in my drawer and mix them with Titanium white, an opaque white.
In the video below you can see the mixtures I made. Some are too orange according to my taste, but very juicy anyway !
I mixed titanium white with:
- Rose Doré Madder Lake (Sennelier)
- Rose Madder Genuine (Winsor & Newton)
- Alizarine Crimson (Winsor & Newton)
- Permanent Alizarine Crimson (Holbein)
- Transparent Pyrrol Orange (Qor)
- Winsor Red Shade
- Chinese Orange (Sennelier)
- Saturn Red Orange (Sennelier)
Have a try !
It’s really fun!
Tell me if you found other mixes that are beautiful!
Dear Barbara, these are all so beautiful! Since I do not have titaniumwhite as watercolour, but it is opaque anyway- do you think this would also work with my Schmincke titanium white gouache?
Kind regards, Anna
Yes I think so Anna, give it a try and tell me if it worked out!