First sketches for a water lily painting. Wet in wet washes with my new large pans from Winsor & Newton in Sap Green, Yellow Ochre, Permanent Alizarin Chrimson and French Ultramarine and from my palette Winsor Green and Viridian, Hansa Yellow deep and Verditer Blue Daniel Smith
There is no final painting, only first steps. Let's see where they leads me ...
So let's talk a little bit about the Large Pans. Painting with watercolors on a large scale is becoming increasingly popular, as more and more artists experiment with the fascinating versatility of watercolors to create larger, more dramatic paintings.
As a result, Winsor & Newton has created Professional Watercolor Large Pans, an innovation that offers artists a completely new format with which to paint. The large pans measure 60 mm × 40 mm and feature a surface area 13 times that of a half pan and six times that of a whole pan.
Winsor & Newton Large Pans are perfect with larger-sized brushes for creating broad, flowing washes. For generous areas of color, such as skies, the larger size offers an immediacy and speed not possible with smaller pans.
The larger format also allows artists to enjoy the different strengths of wash that come naturally to the tube and pan variants of each color. Tube colors immediately make stronger washes, while pans need to be worked with to build up the strength of the wash. Using the large pan rather than diluting a tube wash is more convenient, especially since the paler wash is required first.