Re: Creating a palette from only series 1 colours
That's a tough one, because it is so context-dependent. Any good artist can do a lot, just using earth colors, or some pre-mixed earths with a smidgen of more chromatic pigment. I imagine that a good portrait artist could easily limit the palette to series 1. And I imagine that a very competent artist could even do subtle landscapes, carefully choosing the subject matter.
I think it comes down to the greens. I just did a quick glance through a couple of major (oil paint) brands, and did not see anything in the cheapest colors that would produce a wide range of greens. They would be too consistently earthy, I think.
"Close to series 1," meaning not much more costly than the lowest earths, gives a lot more freedom.
Last edited by Pinguino : 02-07-2018 at 12:29 AM.