Oh, Why He Did That…
“Owyhee Gulley”, 20×16 oil on canvas, by Rog Lyngaas, 1dec09, warm secondary earth primary palette.
The palette used in this painting is a new concoction, albeit an experiment.
Warm Secondary Earth Primary Palette [Fragonard, unless noted]
orange = cad orange
earth red = venetian red
purple = oriental violet deep
earth blue = prussian blue
green = sap green
earth yellow = raw umber [m.graham]
white = titanium white [r.shiva, by richardson]
The RYB earth tones are treated as cool colors, and OGV pigments are warm. Please realize that the absense of a true yellow in this palette, is on purpose. If you find your paintings too garishly yellow, you may consider using a mix to get your yellows. That is why a desert motif was chosen here.
Also, Fragonard Cad Orange mixed with their Oriental Violet Deep makes a very warm strong, yet earthy, color red. I have not seen that shade in mixing colors before. It may go well with an Alizarin Crimson as the cool color, instead of the Venetian Red.