My palettePosted: January 31, 2014
As an adjunct to my post yesterday, I did a sketch of my palette, and below that a diagram of the colours. It was a pretty useful exercise because I realize there are some colours that I’ve never used until I did this sketch today. My palette is an old one from Daniel Smith but I love it and have added some extra pans that are held in with popsicle sticks and a bit of wooden dowel. Do I need those extra colours? Probably not. I do most of my sketches with six or seven basic colours unless I’m painting something really colourful like beach umbrellas or flowers. Will I remove the extra colours? Probably not. The only change I will make is to add Indanthrene Blue which is now living in a temporary home on a mixing tray. You may notice that there are two yellows in the top row that are unidentified. That’s because I forget what they are and never use them, so rather than cause confusion I left them blank. I think the one on the left is cadmium yellow.