In this post, I go over my review of the Daniel Smith Watercolor and Gouache Dot Cards.
One of my goals for 2024 was to create a brand-new watercolor palette for myself.
After years and years of using palettes with the colors already picked, I knew it was time in my art career to create a palette just for my needs.
There are many Daniel Smith watercolors, so getting this dot card is perfect because I can test every color before buying my desired watercolor tubes.
Daniel Smith Watercolor Dot Cards
These sheets simply consist of small dots of paint for testing. The paper is a thick quality that holds up well when it gets wet.
There are 5 pages of 266 watercolor samples and 22 gouache dots.
I used a wet brush to activate the watercolor and to create a small swatch. There is actually enough paint to even create some small paintings as well.
Using these watercolor dot cards is an excellent way to test colors before purchasing!
Each color also states the lightfastness rating, non-staining vs staining, granulation, and transparency. These are all great facts to know if you paint professionally.
The colors are so beautiful and completing these watercolor sheets was honestly so satisfying. I’m already sold on this brand of paint and can’t wait to order more.
Completed Daniel Smith Watercolor Sample Sheets
Below are the 5 sheets completed. They are all very vibrant and truly beautiful colors!
In the end, it’s nice to have a swatch sheet in my studio in case I ever want to add future colors to my palette. I’m going to probably staple these sheets together and put them aside for future reference.
I’m still deciding what colors I want in my palette, but I already have my eye on quite a few that stand out!
Pairing these watercolor paints with arches paper is going to be a dream.
When I pick my final colors, I will write a post about my watercolor palette, so stay tuned! Though, it might take forever for me to pick out colors lol. 🙂
Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below!