July Art Haul: Schmincke Watercolors, Watercolor Palette, and a Modern Art Book


I didn’t get too many new art supplies last month, but I did want to share about the few that I got!

You can click on the the linked text or the images below for direct links to each product. And as always, let me know if you have any questions!

Schmincke Watercolors


After swatching out the Schmincke dot card that I got in April, there were a few colors that I was curious about. The colors were Turner Yellow, May Green, and Cobalt Turquoise. Below are some swatches.


I’d love to share a little more about my thought process behind why I decided to purchase these colors:

  • Turner Yellow (PY 216): it’s a single pigment, orange-yellow tone that I don’t have in my palette, and I’ve found myself looking for a color like this often. I also have a feeling it would make beautiful mixes and I can’t wait to test that out.

  • May Green (PY151, PG7): it’s a bright yellow-green that I mix on my own a lot, so I thought would be nice to have as a convenience color in my palette.

  • Cobalt Turquoise (PG50): I have Daniel Smith’s Cobalt Turquoise and it doesn’t re-wet as nicely as I’d like it to, so I thought I’d try out Schmincke’s version, which felt a lot creamier and softer on the dot card. So far, I really like it.

If you’d like to know more about my process on choosing new colors for my palette, you can read more here.


Home Aid Watercolor Palette

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I currently have my watercolors organized in two separate palettes. One is a 24-color half pan palette that I use for my everyday painting, and the other is this Home Aid 40 half pan watercolor palette where I keep the rest of my paints. I recently purchased a new one since getting a few new colors and being gifted a few too. I love that this palette can carry so many colors and still be so slim and portable. It’s definitely one of my favorite pan palettes.


Modern art book - What Are You Looking At?:


This is a book that I saw somebody share about on Instagram and I was eager to get it because if you know me, I love going to museums, but often found myself feeling like I wish I knew more about modern art in general. It’s called “What Are You Looking At?” The Surprising, Shocking, and Sometimes Strange Story of 150 Years of Modern Art and it takes you through the history and milestones of modern art in an anecdotal and fun way. If you’re a modern art enthusiast, I’d highly recommend that you check it out! I’ve really been enjoying reading through it.

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