Thursday, February 3, 2011

Plein Air Limited Palette - 5x7

This is something I wanted to experiment with, I felt like I was bringing SO many different tubes of paint when I went out to paint.  So in this one I brought only the very basics (I even gave up my favorite green!) Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Yellow Pale, Ultramarine Blue, and Titanium White.  

Oil on canvas panel, 5x7 inches


  1. I love the range of greens you achieved.

  2. do you like Ultramarine best for a limited palette? I have a hard time getting it to work for my greens.

  3. I do prefer Ultramarine, I used to use French Ultramarine, but my it made my greens a little dull. I've heard of others adding Viridian to a limited palette, I would imagine that would add a lot more variety for greens.