Wednesday, January 17, 2007

My Palette

Inspired by a question from another artist on the WetCanvas! Forum, I decided to share with you the paints that you will find on my palette.

From left to right:
* denotes paints used on occasion

Titanium White
Cadmium Yellow Light

Yellow Ochre
Cadmium Yellow Meduim*
- I'm really starting to fall in love with this color.
Cadmium Red Light
Cadmium Red Medium*

Permanent Alizarin Crimson*
Burnt Sienna - I think I'm addicted to this pigment. I'm not sure how I could paint without it on my palette.
Viridian - after reading some reports on non-lasting qualities of sap green, I have been using Viridian instead and have been mixing my own sap green.
Ultramarine Blue
Phthalo Blue - I love this blue and use it sometimes to give a little punch to my shadows.

There you have it. I don't use the fancy colors, not yet, anyway. Mostly because either I haven't tried them, yet, or they're too expensive for me to get hooked on. I find that a more limited palette is better for me. I try to keep things simple.


Jo Castillo said...

This looks like a painting in itself. :) I use a palette with about the same colors you do when I paint in oils or acrylics. I do mostly pastels and try to use a limited number of pastels in each painting as well. Your paintings are very nice and I enjoy your stories.

ming said...

your photography is just as vibrant as your paintings:)