The Plein Air Palette ?

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on 10 May 2010 8:43 PM

In doing  Impressionism / Landscape / Oil Painting - What do you think the best colors would be to have on your palette?  from iwillenter359@aol.com

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j.b2 wrote
on 11 May 2010 8:11 AM

Keep it simple. Some prefer the primaries + black & white. A name you may know that follows this is Kevin Mcphearson.

I use 11 colors + white. A warm & cool of each + a few more. I have found that since I have eleminated the convence colors I have better color harmoney & am starting to understand color mixing..

Let's see if I can remember what I use. Cad lemon, cad yellow deep, TEY, cad red, TRO, aliz crimson, viridian, olive green, cerealian blue, ultramarine blue, ivory black. And this is my standard pallet for all painting...

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Allen K. wrote
on 15 May 2010 6:02 PM

Remember to use the cadmium colors .They used them to create light by painting over the first brush strokes to create light and texture. 

 

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on 17 May 2010 7:51 PM

Thanks for the response... I used your suggestion while Plein Air painting Sunday morning along the Hudson River.  

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Allen K. wrote
on 17 May 2010 8:45 PM

I am not sure whos advice you used but I am glad it helped.

 

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KatPaints wrote
on 11 Jul 2010 9:54 AM

try Sap green

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Antonin2 wrote
on 12 Jul 2010 7:38 AM

Monet's palette was : lead white, chrome yellow (cadmium yellow medium), Vermilion(cadmium red light), Cobalt violet, Prussian blue, cobalt blue, ultramarine blue, emerald green, viridian, chrome green, red alizarin lake.

 

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Antonin2 wrote
on 12 Jul 2010 9:29 AM

I try to use a simple 19 century style palette.

Flake white remplacement (Gamblin), cadium yellow med.,yellow ocher, cadium red light, Alizarin, colbalt blue, prussian blue, viridian,chrome green, cobalt violet.

 

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KatPaints wrote
on 13 Jul 2010 4:17 PM

Interesting- flake white instead of titanium. Usually flake is too transparent for me. How does that work out?

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KatPaints wrote
on 13 Jul 2010 4:46 PM

JB2  You have an interesting palette. (Sorry what is TEY and TRO?) I'm rethinking what I will try --

Titan. white, lemon, Cad yellow med, cad red med, alizarin, a cooler red that is equivalent to quinacridone red in acrylic (found it never mind), viridian, cerulean, cobalt, ultramarine, burnt sienna, ivory black  or van *** bown(I still like my black!) (sap for landscapes, naples for portraits)  I'm thinking of dropping one of the blues. Any suggestions on blue or know of a red similar to quinacridone red. Never mind I just looked online and this red comes in oil along with pthalo my favorite acrylic blue.  I was also debating on getting an orange or vermillion?? 

 

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KatPaints wrote
on 13 Jul 2010 4:56 PM

I was just thinking that the palette I described is really more of a generic palette. For plein air I might consider

white, cad yellow med, maybe lemon,  yellow ochre, alizarin, (cad red med or) vermillion, burnt sienna, sap, van *** brown, cobalt, cerulean, ultramarine/pthalo. Any views?

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j.b2 wrote
on 13 Jul 2010 8:30 PM

Hey Katpaints, TEY = Transparent Earth Yellow. Great earth yellow. TRO = Transparent Red Oxide. This color solves a lot of problems. It can be used everywhere with great results. Plein air, figure or still life. Set up a color chart and mix it 4 to 1 with every color on your pallet & see what it can do. (4 to 1 means 3 parts TRO to 1 part other color)..

I mix my oranges..

For Plein air I run with Quick dry white, Cad lemon yellow, cad yellow deep, TEY, Yellow ochre, cad red light, aliz crimson, TRO, viridian, Ultramarine Blue & burnt umber...

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Antonin2 wrote
on 13 Jul 2010 10:18 PM

Jb nice outdoor palette ! TRO is a good idea I might try it.

Katpaint, the gamblin Flake white replacement looks more like a old school lead white (I think) it is opaque but not as the titanium though.

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russochief wrote
on 8 Jul 2014 5:34 AM

Interesting,

You all use a lot of colours on your plein air pallet.

I use, a lot less:

Summer and spring intense light: Titanium White, Cadm. Yellow Lemon, Cadm. Red light, Ultr. Blue, Phthalo Green

Winter and Autumn low intensity light: Titanium White, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Amber, Alizarin Permanent, Ultr. Blue, Emerald Green

Cheers and good painting

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Jar123 wrote
on 9 Jul 2014 1:40 AM

A lot of great answers I'm going to take some notes myself.

http://muralform.com/

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