Re: limited palette exercises
Originally Posted by Ted Bunker
You might not use 12 colors in a given work, but I can see the validity of having 12 options available in your artbox. And paint and art supplies were a lot more expensive then relative to today. Few art students today are truly "starving" pursuing their craft....or freezing in a one-room garret with no running water, a small grate and a toilet down the hall.
But that is having a DRAWER/BOX of 12 colors, not a palette of 12 colors, it is quite different. I have some 30 tubes of watercolor and some 25 of acrylics... but that does not mean I have a palette of 55.
The purpose of having a limited palette is, by selecting a small set of colors you push yourself in a predetermined color harmony set.
It is a wise and common practice to select a subset of your available colors when you start a work exactly to help steer the color harmony.
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