Saturday, May 12, 2012

Plein air palettes.

My discussion of additions to a three color palette prompted several readers to post their palettes. I thought I would post mine as long as we art discussing them. Mine is actually a little on the large side. h
Here it is:

Titanium or lead white 

cadmium lemon yellow
cadmium yellow
yellow ocher

cadmium red light
quinacridone red or permanent alizirin
burnt sienna

ultramarine blue
cobalt blue or Prussian blue
cobalt violet

 ivory black

I have a warm and a cool of each hue, I have a yellow and a red earthcolor. I have viridian which helps making all those greens and I use the prussian for that too. And I have black, I could probably live without that and often do, and lastly I have cobalt violet my favorite landscape color. I draw with it and use it for lay-ins and it is great to modify greens and make shadows. I use the Gamblin, it seems like it is reasonably priced for its quality. I also carry a premixed color of my own  I call pornstar pink that I use to feed red into my greens and skies.

Zan Barrage submitted asomewhat smaller more straightforward palette ;
the permanent rose is quinacridone, of course.

How about a cool and warm of the three main hues?
Cdm Yellow Light
Cdm Lemon

Perm. Rose
Cdm Red Light

Cobalt Blue
Alt. Blue

A couple of earth colours

Jeff contributed Sorollas palette. Gee thats almost the same as mine, less an earth color or two , this is a more chromatic or pure colored palette.

cobalt violet,
rose madder,
all the cadmium reds,
cadmium orange,
all the cadmium yellows,
yellow ochre,
chrome green (since replaced by permanent green light),
Prussian blue,
cobalt blue
French ultramarine.
In both cases, he used lead white

I will be back and expound on palettes some more gotta hurry tonight!


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Linda Schweitzer said...

I'm curious... Is there a method or a reason for the order of placement of colors on your palette?

Albert. S said...

Hey Stape,
It's always a intriguing feeling to see what another artist palette may contain. Kinda like poker, what wild cards are you You say that your palette is somewhat large? I dont think so, I count 13 colors I think that is the norm for most artists these days. I personally work with 14. I've seen some individuals use up to 22-24 colors.....Dang..! I suppose in the end it's about capturing what you intended to, if you do it with 4 colors or 30....that is the final verdict. For the latter you better hope Dick Blick has a sale happening every time you shop.

Fun post, Stap...keep it up.

Unknown said...

Looks to me like you line up the cool versions down the left side, and the warm colors on the other side.
I personally sub Transparent Red Oxide for the burnt sienna, because it is richer and makes for some great darks.

cnewell said...

Okay, I'm a novice here. I took a landscape class some months ago where the instructor used just 3 primaries -- lemon yellow, cad red med, and alt blue -- and titanium white. That was it on his palette. He mixed warm by adding more red or yellow, or cool by adding blue or white. What am I missing? By having a warm and a cool of each primary on the palette, are you just in for less mixing, or can you achieve a greater range of hues? He also demonstrated the beautiful harmonies achieved when all the mixtures are related. I've registered for your workshop in July, after following your blog for years, and am already in over my head!