It has been a long time since I have posted any paintings. I have been perusing the threads pretty regularly so I thought it was time to share some recent work. One thing I have noticed is that a lot of people ask about good pallets to start with or a good limited pallet. In no way am I going to say that this is the best or right pallet to use. I have been experimenting for the past 8 to 9 months with using different types of limited pallets after reading Harold Speeds book “Oil Painting techniques and materials”. I thought I would stop using the pallet I had been for the past 6 years and work with just a warm and a cool plus white. The colors that I chose were Ultramarine deep and Burnt Sienna. I was very surprised at the results. Here are a couple of paintings using those colors.
After using the Ultramarine deep and Burnt Sienna for a couple of months I felt I wanted to try a different pallet. Thinking a bit of Anders Zorn "legendary 3 color pallet" which has been debated. I wanted to try 3 colors and in Harold speeds book he mentions Ivory black and Venetian as a good warm cool starting posint gor portraits. In this pallet I am using Ivory black, Yellow ochre, Venetian red and Permalba white. Here are some examples of paintings using these colors
I have really likes this pallet and I think that I will keep it as my base for a while. I have also found that with this base I am comfortable adding colors where needed. Here is one from last week that I have added Ultramarine blue and Cadmium Yellow medium to.
I hope you enjoy
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