Thursday, July 23, 2009

Limited Palette

I use whatever colors I feel like at the time. I don't limit myself just for the sake of having a limited palette. However, most of the time I only use the primary colors to create a painting...

Cerulean blue and ultramarine blue and , - Indian yellow and cadmium yellow light, - Alizarin crimson and Napthol red (or cad red). This gives me both a warm and cool color for each primary color.

It's surprising how many variations including greens I can get from these few colors. I occasionally use black to gray my colors a bit. This also gives me one set of primary colors that are transparent and the other opaque. I start by using the transparent colors and then work into the opaque colors.

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