This painting follows the same method as the previous leading up to it. The palette remains the same as well.
As you can see, this painting looks quite loose and 'sketchy'. This is a painting that was started and completed in a couple of hrs, and that, I add, is my excuse for the rather 'unfinished look '.
Here is a photo of my palette that I used for this painting. Most of my paintings end with a palette that looks not unlike the palette in the photo. I suppose that everyone has their own method of working. I like to save my mixes as I paint. ( pretty messy looking, eh ? ) I find that later on during the painting process, I may want to look for that certain colour and it is easier for me to adjust a value or colour if the main colour is still there.
My palette can be seen on the left side, bottom to top-cerulean blue, ultramarine blue, burnt sienna and yellow ochre. (red- yellow-blue) On the right side of the palette are my other three colours, bottom to top- cadmium yellow medium, alizarin, (ultramarine blue is common to both sides) (my red - yellow - blue) and white is at the top (middle) The mixing of colours takes place between the two palettes.
I start with my darks and use the left side of the palette when starting . As I near the middle tones or colours , I gradually work in the lighter colours, utilizing the right side of the palette. Things just seem to fall together. (In most cases :-) ) In this particular painting , I did not get to spend as much time with the right side of the palette as I would have liked.