Palette

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As you paint, your palette should develop colours according to this graph.

The Inglis Colour Palette - organised after the Chevreaux colour wheel - Image © 2017 Peter Inglis

We use the 3 properties of colour to define and mix them: 1. Hue. 2. Tone. 3. Chroma.

Put the high chroma colours (straight from the tube) on the outside.

As we mix colours, the chroma decreases and we move toward the centre.

4 steps to Success

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Tone > Blocking > Texture > Detail

This process works well for any subject, from still life to portrait, and any style of painting from abstract to impressionism.

Advantages of working this way:

  1. Speed. You can finish stages 1 and 2 in 10-20 minutes once you know what you are doing.
  2. Style. The style of the painting is not defined until stage 3: texture.
  3. Corrections. Everything in the painting can be changed. Mountains can be moved any time in these first three stages.
  4. Detail is last. You learn to work structurally, not from the surface detail.