When I started this painting I was thinking it was blue green with warm colors, but then I realized that would not give me nearly the range of blues, violets and greens that I need for this subject. So I switched it up. And voila! I have about 4 other palette mixing charts in my notebook. This homework serves me well when I am casting about for a color that can work in a painting. It saves a lot of time, paint, and frustration. The actual palette choices are made using the Color Star of Johannes Itten.
|Itten's Color Star|
|Color Star with Overlay I am using|