|'Among the Lupines' 5x7 oil on panel ©Karen Margulis SOLD|
|My Limited Palette and the piles of colors used for this painting|
It is a big help that I am using a limited palette for all of my paintings. I am using Ken Auster's palette of Black, White, Cad Yellow medium, Alizarin Crimson and Ultramarine Blue. I plan to use these colors until I am confident I know what they can do. Then I will gradually try other colors. So far I am amazed at the range of colors I can get from this limited palette. Using just a few colors keeps it all manageable. The challenge I gave myself for this painting of Lupines was to see how many variations of purple I could mix. I had so much fun!