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Watercolors I used in a portrait

theuer watercolor colors used in sample painting
The colors I used in this watercolor portrait above are listed below.  As noted on the photo, I mixed many of these watercolors together to approximate the colors in the reference photo at the bottom of the page. The watercolors also had to match a mental image of the finished painting which I made in my head before I began, and which you can see was slightly brighter than the reference photo.
burnt umber
cerulean blue
ivory black
burnt sienna
yellow ochre
naples yellow
The word 'glaze' noted in this photo is not a watercolor. Instead, glaze is a method of applying a different watercolor over another dry watercolor gently enough so as not to dissolve the color underneath.

theuer watercolor colors reference photo
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