Saturday, 8 August 2015

Limited Palette

Taking advice from the book I mentioned previously, Daily Painting by Carol Marine, I've started using a limited palette. I use cadmium red, cadmium yellow, ultramarine blue and white, and colder versions of these three primaries, alizarin crimson, pthalo blue and cadmium yellow pale or lemon yellow. This seems to work very well for me, it's possible to mix virtually any colour from these and it's also very useful mixing practice. Also, colour harmony in a painting is easier to achieve and muddy colours less likely. I'm quite pleased with this painting because the plate came out quite well and I'm not the best at drawing ellipses! Oil on board 8 x 6 inches.

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