121031 My new palette revealed!

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    well, here it is... my 'minimal' palette (5 plus a few extras... well less than 12 anyway) I am too lazy to do a formal mixing grid... instead, I mixed the colours in my palette that I would expect to do... so this grid explains why I chose certain colours (why I can't live without them in my palette) Please feel free to ask any 'but why?" questions... and yes, including Potters Pink in this selection is decidedly odd... but that colour is SO useful for creating muted granulating colours that are still nice and juicy with plenty of pigment (ie. not watered down washes!) and of course great for clotted cream(ah ha! the 'real' reason has just come out!?!?)
    BTW, I would not necessarily recommend anyone go out and copy my palette as is... it is certainly not a standard selection!

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    1. ejmordasky 30 months ago | reply

      wonderful post! I know a flesh color works wonders and is on the pallette of some of the finest artists...how the mixtures look so inviting to use...beautifully presented here !

    2. vickylw [deleted] 30 months ago | reply

      I had guessed the Potter's pink and quin. gold from your previous photo, but wasn't sure which blues you decided on (love these!) -- the red version of phthalo blue looks much gentler. I've never tried the transp. red oxide -- how does it compare to quin, burnt orange and burnt sienna? Looks like it mixes a nice variety.

      (I am drawn to Potter's pink, though I haven't used it much yet. Thanks for showing its mixes!)

    3. ♥ Gwyn ♥ [deleted] 30 months ago | reply


    4. Colour Blob 30 months ago | reply

      Great palette, I find everyonce palette is different (I have my own favourites) and its fun to see how others play out. I totally forgot, but what kind of water colours do you use again? They are very nice pigments and I like the lose layout of the colours, more fun that way.

    5. Marques Forever 30 months ago | reply

      This is great! Many Thanks

    6. Ruth Bosveld 30 months ago | reply

      Hi Liz,

      I really like your adaptations for Australian colours. Sometime when you're feeling energetic, I'd really like to see a more detailed chart of how you mixed your colours. Thank you! Ruth

    7. Liz Steel Art 30 months ago | reply

      hi Ruth!!!! Quin Gold makes the best Australian greens - I mix it with any blue to vary it and then add burnt sienna or potters if I need it duller!

    8. sketchySteven 30 months ago | reply

      No more cads, right? I thought it was you that got me turned on to the toxicity of cadmium pigments.

    9. Az~Kate 30 months ago | reply

      I'm a total novice on creating specialized, or personalized palettes. But I enjoy seeing what you smarter more experienced artists do to refine your own.

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