All of my watercolors (prepare to be shocked and amazed like my husband was LOL!)

Hi friends! Last night I did a surprise live stream showcasing all of my watercolor palettes and how I store my watercolor tubes. I often get questions about this paint vs that paint and after my watercolor brush livestream I had several requests to go through my palettes as well. I went through my watercolor swatch binder as I went through the palettes so you could see the colors swatched out and make notes and compare if you were interested in any of the brands. I have viewers all over the world and I know some paints are easier and harder to find so I hop this can help you determine paint sets to fit your needs and budget. As another fun element my husband was on hand relaying questions to me throughout the live stream, you can her the surprise in his voice as more and more palettes were revealed LOL! Good thing he doesn’t mind my collection:)

If you are looking to purchase a set of colors I find Amazon has the best prices on full sets however if you are just looking to buy individual tubes and pans websites like Jerry’s Artarama (use coupon frugal20FS49 for 20% off non sale items), Cheap Joes, Blick and Merri Artist have better prices. Please note that I am an Amazon associate and although this video is not sponsored Jerry’s Artarama is a regular sponsor of my blog and YouTube channel.Β  I have also noted in this video where I purchased a product or if it was free from a sponsor or manufacturer. I am an infinitely curious person and I enjoy testing out new watercolors. I have more than anyone needs for painting but I make a living with my blog and YouTube channel and reviewing products viewers requests part of my video content I like to provide. Yes, its excessive, I know. Please don’t feel like you need to own as many palettes, use what you have and use this info as a basis to compare and make educated purchases in the future. The best paints to use are the ones you have:)

You can find a playlist of product reviews here if you want more info on any particular paint set and you can see how and why I use a swatch binder here. I hope you found this palette show and tell useful and til next time happy crafting!

12 Responses

  1. Thank you so much Lindsay, this was so informative. Thank you for sharing your creativity and your knowledge. Have a great day.

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  2. Wow… amazed doesn’t seem to be a strong enough word. Lol. EXTREMELY helpful to see all the swatches described in one video. I now have a good visual of the characteristics of the different brands. Now I can see what I want to replace my Cotman paints with when I use them up and what not to bother with. So happy you did this ginormous review of your pallets. πŸ’œ


  3. That was informative … and you also reminded me I still have tucked away a brand new Sennelier palette I bought months ago, the Botanical Palette. I got that for my Christmas money and hid it so well I totally forgot I ever bought it.

    Has your husband recovered and is he recalculating your household insurance? πŸ˜‰

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  4. I always learn so much from you ! I don’t have near the palette collection you do but thanks to for the reminder to use what we have as well. Thanks !


  5. Wow can’t wait to watch this evening!
    I would love to sample new paints but since I’m still learning watercolours as well as being extremely camera shy I could not do videos like you do; so…. love watching and learning from you.
    Thank you again for all your tutorials and videos πŸ˜€

    Lisa Ann


  6. Thanks for the really enjoyable video. Would love to see a paper review as well. Question-I keep my tubes separated by color in zip lock bags. Am I smothering them-do they need air? Sorry I wasn’t able to watch live-not always possible but I always watch the replay. Thanks-Helanna


  7. Great videos Lindsey. I really enjoyed the brushes one and this one on the paints was so helpful. thanks so much.


  8. Lindsay, as we say here in Australia: You’ve been sprung (caught out) by your husband. Lol. I’m always in danger of being sprung with my growing collection of paints and brushes. “Oh…that set of Holbeins? I’ve had it for years.” πŸ˜‰ Great video, btw. Thanks!


  9. I’ll be 60 this year. Holy smokes, when did that happen!
    Happy Birthday Lindsay. 🎊🍷🍧


  10. Hi Lindsay A very Happy Birthday to you!! Have lots of fun!
    We are envious .love Maine shoreline -especially the marginal way.
    You may come back with some new painting ideas. Today is our
    47th wedding anniversary…wew


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