LIGHT TO DARK OR DARK TO LIGHT (CLASSICAL) PALETTE
With this palette you lay out in the following order – yellows, reds, violets, greens, blues, browns, black and titanium white. You can also put the white first. The dark to light is just in the opposite way starting with your blacks, browns, blues and so on. You can expand this palette to use a warm and cool version of each hue or colour. So, for the yellows you could have hansa yellow (cool) and cadmium yellow medium (warm) and the blues you could have phthalo blue (warm) and cobalt turquoise (cool).
The following is an image of my palette and a work in progress stage of a recent painting I just completed entitled “Ring a Ring A Rosie” it’s 4ft x 3ft and part of the Old Ireland Series I’m currently working on. The colours I used were green (emerald and bright green), yellow (naples yellow), red (alizarin crimson and cadmium red) and blue (ultramarine and phthalo blue).
The work in progress and completed images if you would like to see them are posted on Facebook and Instagram.