The perfection of my palette is a continuing endeavor. Though I am still fond of finding those special colors straight from the tube, I have made great strides in recent months to limit my palette to as few colors as possible… and even going so far as to making my own colors (from the limited palette) that I’ll put into tubes with labels like “V Flesh,” “T Flesh,” “Dark Grey,” etc. (A trick taught me by Odd.)
The ultimate goal, I think, is to inhabit a pedigree that serves your style and substantiates your creative conversations.
The more I get to know about my own palette, the more intrigued I am by the palette of others….
–TJA, March 28th, 2011
Artist / Notes Palette Source
As described by one of Carolus-Duran’s students; presumably Sargent learned with a similar palette.
The colours being placed on the palette in this order from left to right.
A Manual of Oil Painting by the Hon. John Collier published in 1887
John F. Carlson
He recommends a total of 12 colors, and for each color, picking only one when given the option.
Order on the palette, left to right:
Green Blue, Violet Blue, Green, Red Brown, Dark Red, Medium Red, Brilliant Red, Dark Yellow, Medium Yellow, Light Yellow, Black, White.
Carlson’s Guide to Landscape Painting by John F. Carlson 1929.
PADASOR Core Palette
All colors indicated are Michael Harding.
Called to my attention by Classicist colleague Prof. Paul Gwynne in the Spring of 2011
Video documentary on Titian’s colors and technique BBC
I outlined this in detail on The Painting and Drawing Art Studio of Rome website. In the outline I suggest modern substitutes/paint-makers for his colors.
The Palette of Velazquez Velazquez – The Technique of Genius by Brown, Jonathan; Garrison, Carmen; Yale University Press, 2003