Since my paints went kaput during this week’s painting special, I went out to build a new basic paint set to replace them. On the show, I mentioned I prefer paint in droppers over paint in pots, but GW were the only good condition paints I had to pick from at my FLGS.
Here are the choices I made:
1) Nice versions of the six basic colors: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet.
As I expand the collection I’ll get other shades of these colors as needed, but will mix specific colors for now with these basics.
2) White and Black.
Always need them both for direct painting and changing color shades.
3) A light flesh, a light brown, and a dark brown.
For both painting leathers and woods, and mixing for different skin tones.
4) A light grey and A dark grey.
Grey’s are hard to mix, and sometimes changing shades needs more subtlety than just white and black. Or yellow.
5) A silver and a bronze.
I would have gotten a lighter gold but couldn’t find a nice one at my store this week.