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To welcome you, here is my palette

My new extended palette of about 25 colours

For a few months I have been working solely in monochrome – drawings and acrylic under paintings. When I came to the point of re-enteringthe world of colour, I realised that I was somewhat bored with my existing palette of colours. I began looking at what exotic creatures other artists had on their palettes and reading why they had made the choices they had. With my original selection, I could paint any colour I saw, but I simply wasn’t having much fun.

So here they are, my new team:

CHROMATIC COLOURS:

WINSOR LEMON (Arylide)

CADMIUM YELLOW LIGHT

CADMIUM YELLOW

CADMIUM ORANGE

CADMIUM SCARLET

CADMIUM RED / GERANIUM LAKE (Quinacrodone)

PERMANENT ROSE (Quinacrodone)

MAGENTA

DIOXAZINE PURPLE

ULTRAMARINE BLUE

PHTHALO BLUE

PHTHALO TURQUOISE

VIRIDIAN HUE (Phthalo)

COBALT GREEN LIGHT / COBALT TEAL

EMERALD GREEN

PERMANENT GREEN LIGHT

 

EARTH COLOURS:

NAPLES YELLOW

BURNT SIENNA

LIGHT RED

INDIAN RED

INDIGO / PAYNES GREY / LAMP BLACK

OXIDE OF CHROMIUM / TERRE VERTE

RAW UMBER

 

TWO APPROACHES: Full Palette from life, limited palette for invention

With these developments in mind, I have been looking at art with a strong colour bias. Camille Przwodek uses a full palette to find rich colour in painting from life.

Camille Przwodek Figure Study 9×12

 

In her compositions with invented colour, Susan Lichtman finds exciting harmonies through selecting just three “primaries” and white in order to hold the painting together. She says”The Red might be venetian or cadmium, the Blue might be a cobalt or ultramarine or black or even a green; and the Yellow might be yellow ochre or a cadmium.” Later in the painting, she may add a fourth hue.

Susan Lichtman Family at Sundown 56 x 72 ins
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