A few months ago, I started working with a new set of watercolors — the St. Petersburg White Nights Nevskaya palette — which comes in a plastic box with twelve pans. On their website, St. Petersburg lists dozens of colors; standard, pastel shades, and metallics.1 The Nevskaya palitra (Russian for palette) refers to the colors of the 74-kilometer-long Russian Neva River, more vivid than my Winsor & Newton set; which may vary depending on when and where you buy the set. My palette contains cadmium yellow medium (201), Indian gold (244), cadmium red light (302), carmine (319), ceruleum blue (503), ultramarine (511), emerald green (713), sap green (716), raw sienna (405), burnt sienna (406), sepia (413), and Payne's gray (812).
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