Here’s another limited palette exercise, this time using oil paints from Utrecht. The palette includes Cadmium yellow light, Cadmium Red, Alizarin Permanent, Ultramarine blue, Burnt sienna and Titanium white.
I liked the consistency of all the paints; only the Ultramarine blue had some separation of oil from the paint on the palette. I used Burnt Sienna, Alizarin, and yellow in the underpainting. Without the Terre Verte that was on my Daniel Smith palette, I found that some shades of green were hard to achieve. I used quite a bit of white to lighten the yellow for highlights in the trees. A mix of the Alizarin, blue and sienna made a good dark, and the Alizarin alone was good for the leaves of the Japanese Maple tree. Sienna lighted with white worked well for the ground around the grassy areas. I liked the Utrecht paints, but found this particular limited palette had me wishing to add lighter yellow and a greener blue.