Favorite Nova Color Paints

Hello! I'm often asked about what colors a person should purchase when they're just getting started, and my favorite Nova Color Paints.

Here are the colors I use most. If you're just wanting to try one or two, pick your favorite color(s) that you currently use so that you can compare them. Also, I always buy the 4 oz size first when trying out new colors before purchasing larger sizes.

The prices range from $5 - $10 for the 4 oz size. Please note, the colors on the screen are not true colors. For example, the Phthalo Turquoise looks nothing like what you see on the screen. It's actually a teal-ish color. See the second photo, middle paint color.

These are listed in the order you would find them on their website. Shipping is added/charged after you place your order. You can leave a note letting them know you'd like to be contacted with shipping fees prior to the order being processed. They ship to the US and Canada only.

Lastly, please let them know I sent you! Thank you!


102 Cadmium Yellow Medium-4 oz
106 Indian Yellow (Azo)
187 Pyrrole Red
129 Quinacridone Red
147 Quinacridone Magenta
186 Medium Violet/Purple
122 Ultramarine Blue
105 Cobalt Blue
135 Phthalo Turquoise
142 Blue Green
120 Yellow Green
109 Carbon Black
140 Payne's Gray
121 Yellow Ochre/Iron Oxide
190 Fluorescent Magenta
200 Gesso

These are just the basic ones I like to use. I have many more, but I don't want to overwhelm you! Try out different colors and see what speaks to your heart!








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