Friday, November 19, 2010

Our Usual Palette

Tsk, tsk, tsk ... someone asks what our usual palette is!  The full palette is titanium white, burnt umber, burnt sienna, raw sienna, yellow ochre, cadmium lemon, cadmium yellow light or medium, cadmium red light, alizarin crimson, ultramarine, cerulean or phthalo blue, viridian or phthalo green and sap green.  I'm about to drop the burnt umber and replace it and the burnt sienna with transparent red oxide.  Add the ultramarine blue to TRO and you have a cleaner, more transparent burnt umber.

Feel free to try Colley's palette.  There are fewer colors but they do get the job done. I missed the warm blue, though (cerulean or phthalo blue).  Maybe the sap, too.  You can mix a warm green with Colley's palette, but they tend to be opaque and, as you know - I love transparent darks!

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