I now have a pyramid watercolor chart which is a quick visual summary of my favorite yellow mixes with Daniel Smith Transparent Pyrrol Orange. I had done 18 mixes and chose these ten. I did not include DS Hansa Yellow Light and WInsor & Newton Yellow Ochre in the chart since they are already part of my permanent palette.
This chart is a comparison of the same pigment of PY175 as prepared by two manufacturers, Daniel Smith in their Lemon Yellow, and Winsor & Newton with their Winsor Lemon, mixed with Daniel Smith's Transparent Pyrrol Orange. In this case there's not much of a difference. The only difference I notice is for Lemon Yellow in the center where the mix is lighter in value than the chart below's corresponding box. I didn't start with as much Transparent Pyrrol Orange pigment to make my mixes and was running out in my Lemon Yellow - TPO chart.
I've started a new large sized Moleskine watercolor sketchbook and I plan to just have watercolor charts and various mixes in it. It is a huge book, 16 1/2" x 11 3/4"/42cm x 29.7cm, especially when open. It's a bit awkward to work in, but each page is so satisfying when complete. Prints will be available for purchase.
This page has Hansa Yellow Light, a cool yellow, and New Gamboge, a warm yellow, mixed with Transparent Pyrrol Orange. The original color is in one of the most right or most left tall rectangles. The mixes between the two colors move gradually towards the center of the page. The smaller boxes below each tall rectangle are with that particular color with some water added and then more water.
I had a trip coming up and I wanted to flesh out my existing travel palette from its existing nine colors to twenty. I have several versions of various hues made by different manufactures. I have several tubes of the same color of yellow, Hansa Yellow Medium. How different is that from my more regular Hansa Yellow Light? What would make for a variety of greens, good sky colors, and colorful walls, and flowers in the garden? This is a color chart testing out 19 hues.
This is a page of extended two color charts for four of the colors in my 24 color palette. I mix the one color with the other 23 to see what range of colors can be created. Here the four main colors are Cobalt Violet (Winsor & Newton), Bright Violet (Holbein), French Ultramarine (Winsor & Newton), and Cobalt Blue (Winsor and Newton).