I still cannot believe we are starting a new year, 2010! I am going to continue my Tuesday's Tips & Techniques for Watercolor Painting through the new year. We may as well start it off on the right foot with organization.
It's time to go through your stash of watercolor paints. Separate the used tubes and the dried out tubes of paint from those that are still good. I'm tossing my pretty much squeezed dry tubes into their own special container, perhaps next weeks tip will deal with those. The hardened dried out tubes will also get tossed into their own container. Separate the good from the bad. Look over all the colors you have. Notice the colors you use most. Maybe there are a few brand new tubes of paint in there filled with colors you have yet to try. Organize your tubes of watercolor paint by color and brand. Make mental notes of what brands you like, which brands you don't like.
What to do with those colors you don't like anymore? Perhaps you can swap colors and tubes of paint with a fellow artist.
It's time to analyze your current stock of colors to see what you have and evaluate what you may need.