Color Palette and tips
Cadmium Yellow light
Cadmium Red Medium
Ultra marine Blue
Veridian ( Daniel Smith brand )
I use a covered palette so that paints can stay damp. When paint becomes dry and
"crumbly" it will loose its luster.
Final tip...mix the color you want don't use water to "get there"
That will only produce wimpy washed out looking paintings. Be brave, load the brush and have fun.
Watercolor artist Brienne Brown has a great description of paint consistency on her site. It is titled are you painting with Tea or butter?
She has a chart that shows five squares . The first is a light wash of blue "tea", the next is a darker patch of the same blue but painted with more pigment it is titled "coffee", The next is even more saturated in color and is titled "milk", the second to last is darker and thicker and is called "cream" and the final almost dry brushed patch is called "butter". I can not make a link to her posting that here but you may find is on her website at briennebrownart.com.