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Painting with a limited palette

A different painting video caught my eye on YouTube yesterday. In this video the painter (Marco) paints a figure over 3 hours to a standard that I would call ‘excellent.’ He does so using just three colours – purple, orange, and green, along with back and white.

Central to his technique was his use of a wet palette. I have one myself, but I’ve never used it. In fact, here’s a picture:

There may or may not be a slight layer of dust on that box. However as the Australian summer draws ever nearer with its typical temperature of ‘so hot you will forget what it is to be cool’ a wet palette is quite tempting.

It would require a change in how I approach painting, but as I paint through my collection I find I’m happy to try new things. Wet palettes seem very good for keeping your paint from drying before you can apply it, something that frequently happens to me, especially during summer.

7 comments on “Painting with a limited palette

  1. Mikko
    October 31, 2020

    I definitely recommend trying the wet palette! You don’t even have to alter your painting style, you can simply use it to extend the life of your paints – which is excellent if you don’t have time to paint every day.

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  2. Jenn
    October 31, 2020

    This seems like a fun challenge to try out.
    Thanks for sharing

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    • davekay
      October 31, 2020

      Glad you liked it, Jenn!

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  3. Pete S/ SP
    November 1, 2020

    I do try to mix more paints these days but that challenge seems a bit beyond me.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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  4. Kuribo
    November 2, 2020

    I live and die by my wet palette and can’t imagine not using it in the future. It lets you pull off a lot of the more advanced painting techniques and gives you extra time to paint if you get interrupted by life too. I’d recommend giving it a go in the future!

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