Several people here and on Facebook have asked me about the granulated watercolor set I put together. Recently I cleaned it out, removing each pan to wipe up the moist gunk that forms under pans with repeated use. At the same time, I was ordering a few more tubes of gouache and would not be able to fit them all in the plastic palette they had been in. So I cleaned out that palette as well and traded it with the square metal Schminke palette the granulated paints had been in. The only concession is switching two of the colors from whole-pans to half-pans in order to fit.
Of my granulating watercolors, Potter's Pink, Cerulean Blue, and Indanthrone Blue are from Winsor & Newton. All others are Daniel Smith. I haven't really found a true red that granulates and the yellows aren't very bright but I like muted colors. Colors in rows from front to back are:
Potter's Pink, Indian Red, Quin. Burnt Scarlet, Monte Amiata Natural Sienna, Quin. Gold
Serpentine, Green Apatite, Jadeite, Cerulean Blue, Buff Titanium
Indanthrone Blue, Blue Apatite, Goethite, Quin. Burnt Orange, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Raw Umber
And here is my cleaned up gouache set with four additional colors, moved to the Schmincke box. I also put a magnetic strip down the center of my little travel gouache set, to hold the new colors in tiny metal pans from Expeditionary Art. The brushes in the pocket protector are a mixture of cut-down brushes I use exclusively for gouache. From M. Graham and Schmincke, the colors in the large set are:
Quin. Violet, Quin. Rose, Naphthol Red
Gamboled, Titanium Gold Ochre, Azo Yellow
Sap Green, Phthalo Green, Helio Turquoise
Cerulean Blue, Prussian Blue, Ultramarine Blue
Dark Blue Indigo, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna
Raw Umber, Van Dyke Brown, Zinc White
Seems like a lot of paints, but many were partially used when given to me. And I would really like to learn how to paint with gouache so I need lots of practice!